Car-jacker strikes in town centre

POLICE are today investigating a car-jacking in Ipswich in which a thief escaped with an upmarket car.

Richard Cornwell

POLICE are today investigating a car-jacking in Ipswich in which a thief escaped with an upmarket car.

The driver was sitting in his Audi A4 convertible in Princes Street at 6.45pm yesterday evening when the thief approached him.

He asked the owner if he would be allowed to sit in the car, but the driver refused.


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A police spokeswoman said a little later the thief approached the red Audi again and then jumped into the passenger, shouting at the driver to get out of the car.

Initially the victim refused - but was then threatened by the car-jacker.

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The owner, who has not been named, then got out of the car and the offender drove off at speed in the Audi in the direction of Civic Drive.

Police are appealing for anyone who may have see the incident - which happened about 6.45pm - to come forward.

The car's registration is WD03 KNG.

The thief is described as a white man, 30 to 35 years old, of slight build, with a pale complexion, is roughly shaven and possibly spoke with a northern accent.

Anyone who may have seen the man before the incident, witnessed what happened or saw the car afterwards, is asked to call Ipswich CID on 01473 613500 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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