Victim punched in the face after refusing to empty pockets during attempted robbery in Lowestoft

The incident happened in Lowestoft. Picture: NICK BUTCHER

The incident happened in Lowestoft. Picture: NICK BUTCHER - Credit: Nick Butcher

A man in his 20s was punched in the face by an attempted robber after he refused to empty his pockets on demand.

The victim was walking along Love Road in Lowestoft, near to the junctions of Seago Street and Wollaston Road, shortly before 6pm on November 19 when he was approached from behind by a man.

The offender told him to empty his pockets and when he refused the victim was punched in the face causing him to fall to the ground. He suffered bruising and swelling to his face.

The suspect ran off empty handed.

He is described as white, approximately 6ft tall and slim. He was wearing dark colours - possibly black - and had his hood up.

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Detectives are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information that can help track the suspect to get in touch.

To help, call police 101, quoting crime number 74487/17.

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