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Police appeals after Lowestoft robberies

PUBLISHED: 13:10 11 May 2009 | UPDATED: 09:29 06 July 2010

Police in Lowestoft are appealing for information after two robbery incidents in the town over the weekend.

Police in Lowestoft are appealing for information after two robbery incidents in the town over the weekend.

An 18-year-old man was walking along Normanston Drive between 4.30pm and 4.40pm on Saturday with his girlfriend when they were approached by a male and a female.

The male demanded the 18-year-old hand over money, then searched him and stole cash, handing it to the female.

A 15-year-old girl was subsequently arrested in connection with the incident and she has now been bailed to return to Lowestoft police station on June 24.

In the second robbery on Sunday afternoon, a 29-year-old man was hurt after he was assaulted. He was cycling down Normanston Drive at about 5pm when he noticed two men, described as white and in their late teens to early 20s, sitting on a wall.

One of the men got up, grabbed the handlebars of the bike and became aggressive towards him.

The 29-year-old was then assaulted by both men and his bicycle and bag were taken, but were later found a short distance away.

One of the offenders is described as about 5ft 8ins - 5ft 9ins tall, of big build with dark brown scruffy hair and was wearing a brown jacket and blue jeans, while the other was of similar height, of chunky build with a skinhead haircut and wore a white t-shirt with blue jeans.

Anyone with information about either incident should contact Lowestoft police on 01986 835300.

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