Ipswich: Man hit on the wrist with hammer during attempted robbery

POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a man was threatened by three teens carrying hammers.

IPSWICH: A man was taken to hospital after being struck by a hammer by a group of teens allegedly attempting to rob him.

The terrifying attack happened on Sunday at around 8.20pm, near to the junction of The Drift and Nacton Road.

A man was approached in the street by three male teenagers, each carrying a hammer. They threatened the victim and attempted to pinch his motorbike.

The male victim was hit on the wrist with a hammer, sustaining slight injuries and the motorbike was thrown to the floor. The teens ran off along Nacton Road, towards the Ravenswood area.

The first offender is described as a white man, with short dark hair, of a ‘stocky’ build, between 18 to 20-years-old and was wearing a light grey hooded tracksuit.

The second is thought to be as a white man, of a slim build, approximately 5’8” tall, between 14 to 16-years-old and was wearing a light coloured hooded tracksuit top.

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The third has been described as a white man, of a slim build, approximately 5’8” tall, between 14 to 16-years-old and was wearing a light coloured hooded tracksuit top.

DC Ruth Hayter from Ipswich Priority Crime Team said: “Officers are investigating the incident and are appealing for anyone with information to come forward.”

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

n Has crime effected your life? Write to Your Letters, Ipswich Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN, or send an e-mail to starletters@archant.co.uk

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