Ipswich: Elderly volunteer assaulted by thief who made off with takings from Suffolk Animal Rescue charity shop

The incident happened at a store in Felixstowe Road, Ipswich

The incident happened at a store in Felixstowe Road, Ipswich - Credit: Archant

The takings from an Ipswich charity shop were stolen yesterday as the staff cashed up.

The woman, who volunteers at the Suffolk Animal Rescue charity shop in the Felixstowe Road, was putting the day’s takings in a bag at some point between 3.40pm and 4pm yesterday, when a man approached and started asking questions to distract her.

He then grabbed the bag of money and pushed the woman over, causing injury to her hips.

He then fled from the shop with the money and ran across the road causing several vehicles to stop.

The man is described as being in his 40s, 6ft tall and of slim build. He is white with a tan, has dark brown curly hair which is swept to one side, and is described as English and well-spoken. He was wearing dark slim fit trousers or jeans, black shoes, and a navy blue waterproof winter jacket.

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If you saw someone who matched this description or have any information that could help police, please call Ds Cappleman on 101, quoting reference number IE/14/3085.

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