Warning to Ipswich shoppers after string of mobile phone thefts in town centre

Police are investigating the incident

Police are investigating the incident

Police are urging shoppers in Ipswich to keep an eye on their mobile phones after a string of thefts in the town centre.

All of the incidents involved a woman who distracted the victim with a newspaper or leaflet, before taking their phones.

Two thefts happened In Tavern Street on Saturday, June 20 around 11am and Sunday, June 28 around midday.

Further incidents were also reported in Westgate Street on June 27 around 11.40am and June 29 at around 11.50am, The Walk on June 29 at around noon, Carr Street on June 24 at 1.35pm amd Queen Street around 12.40pm on June 24.

The woman is described as aged between 20-30-years-old, with long dark hair sometimes tied in a ponytail, of slim build and between 5ft 4in and 5ft 8in tall.


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She is sometimes accompanied by a man possibly in his 20s with dark spiked hair.

Members of the public are reminded to security mark their property, keep their phones with them and record details of serial numbers.

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Anyone with information should contact Suffolk police on 101, quoting IC/15/2665.

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