Woman forced to hand over handbag in Newmarket robbery
A woman was forced to hand over her handbag in a Newmarket street after a man threatened her in the early hours of Friday.
At about 2am the 44 year old was walking in Rowley Drive after leaving a High Street pub when a man grabbed her and threatened her with a weapon, although it was not clear what it was.
He demanded that she handed over her mobile phone and handbag - which she did - and he then fled.
The wowman suffered minor injuries to her cheek, chin and finger but was otherwise unhurt.
Suffolk Police have appealed for witnesses. A force spokesman said: "Anyone who has knowledge of the incident or who saw any suspicious activity at the time should contact Bury St Edmunds CID 101, quoting crime reference 37/51293/18.
"Alternatively contact the charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through their anonymous online form."