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13 December 2013, 11:53
Police have told Heart there has been two robberies at knife point in Ipswich over the last few days.
The first one happened in Bloomfield Street, near to the junction with Spring Road at approximately 7.20pm on Wednesday 11th December.
A 16-year-old male teenager was walking along the pavement when he saw a group of four teenagers, three males and one female, walking towards him. The group passed him and he continued walking.
When he turned around, two of males were behind him and one was holding a knife. The offender demanded his mobile phone but the victim did not have one, so gave him an amount of cash.
The two offenders ran off towards Freehold Road. The victim wasn't hurt.
The first offender, who was holding the knife, is described as white, with blue coloured eyes, between 16 to 19-years-old, approximately 6 foot tall, of slim to muscular build, and was wearing a black woollen hat, black scarf covering his face, black trousers and a black waterproof coat.
The second offender is described as wearing a black hat and coat.
The female who was seen with the offenders shortly before is described as white, between 16 to 19-years-old, had brown coloured hair in a ponytail style, approximately 5’6” tall, was of a stocky build and was wearing a grey hooded top with a blue body warmer.
The second robbery happened in an alleyway in Back Hamlet at approximately 7pm yesterday, Thursday 12th December.
A 52-year-old man was walking along and talking on his mobile phone when he heard a voice from behind say "give me your phone.” He turned around and saw a man holding a knife and another man standing behind him.
The victim handed over the phone and then the man with the knife asked for his wallet. The victim tried to run away, but fell to the floor. He threw the wallet at the men and both offenders ran off towards Kings Avenue.
The victim had a cut to the head and grazing to his elbow.
The offender, who was holding the knife, is described as a man of a slim to medium build, aged in his mid-thirties, approximately 6 foot tall and was wearing a dark coloured waterproof jacket. The second offender is described as approximately 5’ 10” tall.
Anyone with information about either incidents should call Ipswich Priority Crime Team on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.