Ipswich: Appeal for witnesses to park robbery

POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a robbery in Christchurch Park.

The incident took place in the park yesterday at around 6pm.

The 25-year-old male victim was walking through the park when he noticed two men and a woman walking a dog.

He began walking towards the bottom park gate and was pushed to the floor from behind.

One of the men grabbed the victim’s bootbag and football before running off towards Fonnereau Road, leaving his companions behind.

The victim followed the man and eventually found him in Carr Street back with the other man, woman and dog.

He approached the group and was threatened by the woman. The group walked off towards a nearby car park.

Most Read

The victim was not injured during the incident.

The male offender who stole the bootbag and football is described as a white man, between 23 and 28-years-old, more than 6ft, of a skinny build, with short brown hair. He was wearing a white t-shirt, black jogging bottoms and black trainers.

The other male offender is described as a white man, mid twenties to early thirties, about 5’8”, of a ‘stocky’ build, with thinning black hair and tattoos on his right arm.

He was wearing a grey t-shirt, black jeans and black trainers with a green tick.

The female offender is described as a white woman, more than 6 ft and over 30, with shoulder length black hair. She was wearing a white t-shirt, black leather jacket, faded black jeans and white flip-flops.

The dog is described as light brown coloured and of a Staffordshire bull terrier-type breed.

Anyone with information about the incident or who recognises any of the individuals described is asked to call Ipswich Priority Crime Team on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter