Lowestoft: Man holding knife demands money from woman driver


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A man holding a knife demanded money from a woman driver in a Lowestoft car park.

The attempted robbery happened at around 9.50am on Friday June 28 after a 44-year-old woman drove into Britten Centre car park with her mother in the passenger seat,

The driver was just about to drive up the ramp to the next level when she saw a man walking towards her vehicle.

She continued driving and parked up on the next level but moments later her driver’s door was opened and the man was standing next to the car. He demanded money and the 44-year-old saw he had an Asda carrier bag in one hand and a knife in the other. The woman told him they had no money and when the man repeated his demand he was told to go away. The man turned around and ran away, empty handed.

Police say they want to trace a man described as white, aged in his late 20s to early 40s, of slim build, around 5ft 9ins tall. He has fair hair, eyebrows and eyelashes, and blue eyes, and was wearing a light green, Bomber-style jacket, a black scarf partially over his face, a white beany-style hat and dark trousers.

Anyone with information should call DC 872 Millard at Lowestoft CID on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously if required, on 0800 555 111.