Robbery in Portman Road

Police are appealing for witnesses after a robbery in Ipswich.

The incident happened in Portman Road at approximately 7pm yesterday, Monday 6 July.

A 24-year-old man withdrew an amount of cash from an ATM on Norwich Road and then continued towards town, turning right onto Portman Road.

As he was walking, a man approached him from behind and demanded the cash. The victim handed it over.

A group of approximately ten men were standing nearby, who ran away after the incident.

The victim returned a short while later and saw the offender again. He chased him into Alderman Road, where he lost sight of him.

The offender is described as having a ‘dark complexion’, between 25 to 30-years-old, approximately 6 foot tall, had dark coloured short hair and was of a muscular build. On the first occasion the offender was wearing a brown zipped up leather jacket but on the second occasion a blue zipped Adidas jumper.

Anyone with information relating to this crime should contact Ipswich Priority Crime Team quoting IC/15/2968 on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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