Man punched in the face and robbed of wallet by gang of men in Woodbridge

The robbery happened on Warwick Avenue, close to the junction with Bredfield Road, in Woodbridge. Pi

The robbery happened on Warwick Avenue, close to the junction with Bredfield Road, in Woodbridge. Picture: GOOGLEMAPS - Credit: Archant

A man was punched in the face and robbed of his wallet after being set upon by a gang of men in Woodbridge in the early hours of this morning.

It happened at around 2.20am on in Warwick Avenue as the victim walked home from a friend’s house.

The victim, a man in his 20s who wished not be named, said he was walking towards the junction with Bredfield Road when he spotted three men walking towards him.

He crossed the road to avoid them but they followed and confronted him.

“One of them asked me where I was going and then said give me your money,” said the victim.

“I said no.

“I then went and took a side-step to get round them but they blocked me off.

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“Then one of them punched me in the face- I’m pretty sure he knocked me out.

“The next thing I remember is them stealing my wallet.”

When he came to, the victim ran in the opposite direction along Warwick Avenue, but was then approached by a group of two other men who also asked him for money.

Fearing another attack, he ran back towards the junction but realised the three who had robbed him earlier were still there.

He said: “They were still near the junction so I ran back and hid behind the church and called the police.”

He said he visited Ipswich Hospital this morning to check his injuries.

“I have just got a concussion and a really bad headache,” he said.

Although the victim said he didn’t get a good look at all of the gang, he did remember the man who punched him.

He is described as having brown, styled hair, an eyebrow piercing and stubble and was in his mid-20s

He was wearing a dark shiny suit jacket, dark jeans, a light blue shirt and a pair of deck shoes.

He also spoke with a strong Suffolk accent.

Anyone who witnessed the incident or saw any suspicious behaviour at the time should contact Suffolk police on 101 quoting crime reference 37/6510/18 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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