Attacker threatens Bury St Edmunds schoolboy and demands cash

Police are investigating. Picture: LUCY TAYLOR

Police are investigating. Picture: LUCY TAYLOR - Credit: Archant

A teenager was robbed of £10 while he was walking to school in Bury St Edmunds.

The 15-year-old boy was approached from behind by an unknown person who pressed something into his back, told him to get his money out and to drop it on the floor without turning around.

The victim placed £10 on the floor and was told to keep walking and not turn around.

The robbery happened on Thursday, November 23 at around 8.05am in Northgate Avenue, close to Blue Bridge.

Suffolk Constabulary has released details about the incident today.

The attacker is described as male, wearing a black fabric coat.

Anyone who witnessed the robbery, saw any suspicious activity in the area or has knowledge of the incident, should contact Bury St Edmunds Criminal Investigations Department on 101 quoting crime reference 37/75381/17 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.