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Ipswich: Woman escapes from shaven-headed alleyway mugger

PUBLISHED: 09:07 10 August 2014 | UPDATED: 09:07 10 August 2014

Police appeal after attempted robbery

Police appeal after attempted robbery

Archant

A woman managed to struggle free from the clutches of a street robber who grabbed her round the throat and demanded she hand over her mobile phone.

Police in Ipswich are appealing for information following the incident, which happened at about 2.30pm on Saturday.

The 29-year-old woman was walking through an alleyway leading to Norwich Road off Sherrington Road, in Ipswich, when she became aware of someone near her.

She was then pushed against a wall by a man who held her around her throat and demanded she hand over her mobile phone. The woman said she didn’t have one and managed to struggle free and run off to seek help.

Police carried out a search with a police dog but the man was not found. He is described as white, 20-30 years old, about 5ft 9in, slim with a shaven head.

He had an Eastern European accent and wore a grey T-shirt with wording in a diagonal pattern across the front and dark jogging bottoms.

If you were in the area and saw a man matching this description, or if you witnessed the incident, call Ipswich CID quoting crime number IW/14/2751 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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