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Witnesses sought after 'man with knife demanded wallet' in Lowestoft




A man with a knife attempted to rob another man of his wallet at a bus stop in Lowestoft at the weekend, prompting an appeal for witnesses.

Police said the attempted robbery happened on Sunday, August 30 between 1.50pm and 2.10pm on Belvedere Road/A12, close to the Fyffe Centre in the town.

Officers said the victim, a man in his 30s, was at the X21 bus stop when he was approached by a man on a bicycle who demanded he hand over his wallet.

A man with a knife attempted to rob another man of his wallet in Lowestoft at the weekend, prompting police to appeal for witnesses
A man with a knife attempted to rob another man of his wallet in Lowestoft at the weekend, prompting police to appeal for witnesses

When the victim refused, the suspect then partially took a knife with a four to five inch blade from his pocket, before putting it away.

He then pushed the victim in the chest, who, in turn, pushed him back, causing him to fall over.

The victim then ran directly into Belvedere Road, causing a vehicle to brake heavily and sound the horn.

He was not injured and nothing was stolen.

The suspect is described as a white man, in his 30s, around 6ft tall, slim build with short brown hair.

He was wearing a grey hooded top with a long pocket across the front and dark coloured tracksuit bottoms. He was riding a silver-coloured mountain bike.

Officers are appealing for the driver of the vehicle to come forward, and any other witnesses, or anyone with information or relevant dash-cam footage, is asked to contact Lowestoft Police quoting reference 37/50305/20.

To report anything, call 101, email Nicholas.Phillips1@suffolk.pnn.police.uk or visit http://www.suffolk.police.uk/contact-us/existing-report-update

Alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via their online form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org .

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