Pair victims of attempted robbery in Sudbury

Two people have been victims of an attempted robbery in Sudbury.

It happened on Monday, April 12, at some point between 9pm and 9.30pm on Girling Street.

The victims, a 20-year-old man and an 18-year-old woman, were walking home, when they were approached by two males. One of the males asked for a light and then asked them if they wanted to buy cannabis. They said “No” and then the second male started demanding money from them hitting the woman in the face with his palm and she fell to the floor.

As the vicitms tried to run away the second male caught up with them and was shouting for money. The female was pushed on the floor and pinned down causing minor bruises and scratches. The offenders then fled the scene empty handed.

The first suspect who asked for the light was a white male and described as having curly brown long hair in a pony tail, was 25 years old, about 5ft 10ins tall and had long bushy beard, and was wearing a checked navy shirt, dark trousers, and dark trainers The second male who demanded the money and pushed the female was white, with short brown hair, with a gingery beard, 20 to 25 years old, was of skinny build, five 5ft 10ins tall and was wearing dark tracksuit bottoms and a grey waterproof jacket.

Enquiries are on-going to identify the offenders and anyone who witnessed the incident or has knowledge of who the offenders were should contact Bury St Edmunds CiID  quoting crime reference 37/18344/21.

Email – Sarah.WARNER@suffolk.police.uk

Website – http://www.suffolk.police.uk/contact-us/existing-report-update

Phone – Call 101.

Crimestoppers – Contact the independent charity Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111, or via their online form: www.crimestoppers-uk.org

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