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27 November 2011, 09:21
A man has been dragged from his car during an attempted robbery in Ipswich.
It happened in the early hours of yesterday morning, Saturday 26th November.
A 35-year-old man had left premises in the road around 12.45am and went to get into his car parked on a driveway just off Nacton Road. He was just about to close the door when he saw a male approach. He was then grabbed from the vehicle and dragged from the car. The offender then threatened the 35-year-old and demanded that he hand over cash.
The 35-year-old managed to shuffle away from the offender and ended up in the middle of Nacton Road. It's then thought the offender was disturbed by the approaching headlights of another vehicle and he fled into Nacton Crescent.
The 35-year-old man sustained a graze to his knee and elbow in the incident but nothing was stolen from him.
The suspect is described as around 5ft 4ins tall, of stocky build, wearing a dark coloured Puffa-style jacket with the hood up, a dark coloured scarf with light patches partially over his face and dark coloured bottoms.
Police need to speak to anyone who was in the area around this time and particularly need to trace a taxi driver who was flagged down by the victim moments after the incident, two males seen on foot nearby and the occupants of a vehicle which may have been the headlights which disturbed the offender.
Anyone who may have been in the area between around midnight and 1am, or anyone with information about the male involved is asked to call DC Andy Rowe at Ipswich CID on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously if required, on 0800 555 111.