Walpole: Attempted robbery by fake break-down pair


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A kind motorist who stopped to help a woman who flagged down his car fell victim of an attempted robbery.

The man was driving along Halesworth Road, Walpole, when he saw a car at the side of the road with its hazard lights on.

He stopped at around 7.25pm yesterday when a woman flagged him down and got out.

But a man then got out of the driver’s side of the car, grabbed his arm, and demanded his wallet.

The victim did not give his wallet, got back into his car and drove off.

Police are keen to trace the two people involved.

The man was white, aged in his late 20s, around 5ft 6ins tall, with short dark hair, of medium or muscular build and with a bump on his nose, an Eastern European accent and wearing a dark hooded top with dark tracksuit bottoms.

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The woman was white, aged in her late 20s to early 30s, with long bleached blonde hair, of skinny build and wearing a fluffy white hooded top, dark tracksuit bottoms and trainers with three reflective strips.

Their car is thought to be a dark-coloured Volkswagen Golf with tinted windows.

Anyone with information about this incident should call Detective Constable Sheryl Balls at Woodbridge CID on 101 quoting reference LE/14/1135, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.