Woman battled robber
YOUNG employee Jennifer Loskosky is today shaken after trying to tackle a man who grabbed cash from the till of an Ipswich newsagent.Ms Loskosky, 23, had been working at Stop Press, Upper Brook Street on Sunday afternoon, when the robbery happened.
YOUNG employee Jennifer Loskosky is today shaken after trying to tackle a man who grabbed cash from the till of an Ipswich newsagent.
Ms Loskosky, 23, had been working at Stop Press, Upper Brook Street on Sunday afternoon, when the robbery happened.
She said: "This man came in to pay for a drink. I didn't really notice anything different about him, but as the till opened for me to give him his change he threw the upper half of his body over the counter, forced his hand into the till and rummaged through the money.
"I started screaming and tried to push his hand off and when that didn't work I started trying to push his arms.
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"When he got the money he stepped back and I stopped screaming for a second. He ran out the door and I started screaming again and followed him out the door.
"As he turned the corner on to Tacket Street, I put my hands on his shoulders and jumped on his back. He shrugged me off."
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Ms Loskosky, who was going back to work today, is feeling a little shaken after her ordeal.
She said: "I am usually very friendly to the customers and I don't think I am going to be quite so open and friendly any more.
"I am worried, but I would do the same thing again. If someone sees a small girl behind the counter they think it is an easy target. But if I had just let him do it, I would be even more of a target. Some principles are worth standing up for."
Owner David Aminian, 50, added: "I don't know how we would stop this kind of thing happening, but we are thinking about guards for the till or some sort of panic alarm."
An 18-year-old man from London has been arrested on suspicion of robbery.