Lowestoft: Man Assaulted With Metal Bar

4 October 2013, 15:20

A man has been attacked with a metal bar during a robbery in Lowestoft.

The victim, in his mid 60s, was outside business premises in Bevan Street West at around 9.45am this morning, Friday 4 October, when he was approached by a man.

The offender was brandishing what appears to have been a metal bar and he struck the man in his 60s several times while trying to steal a bag he was carrying.

A scuffle ensued before the offender fled, without the bag, cycling away on a grey bike towards Stanley Street. However a set of keys that had fallen to the ground in the altercation were grabbed and stolen by the robber.

The victim has been taken to the James Paget hospital with injuries thought to include a broken hand and a possible broken arm.

The suspect is thought to be aged in his late teens to late 20s, who was wearing a grey tracksuit – top and bottoms – with a hood that was up and pulled tightly around his face, and a grey gillet over the top of the tracksuit.

Police have already spoken to a number of people who were in the area around this time but are keen to hear from anyone else who may have seen the incident or who may have seen a man matching this description in the vicinity this morning.

Anyone who saw him or who has any information about who he is should call Lowestoft CID by dialling 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously if required, on 0800 555 111.