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Shocking CCTV shows 79-year-old woman being dragged to the floor by robber in Ipswich

  • Video of the incident (pictures courtesy of Suffolk Police)

Police have released shocking CCTV footage of an elderly woman being robbed in Ipswich.

The victim, aged 79, had just got out of her car in Victoria Street at around 7.35pm on Sunday night when the attack happened.

She was approached by a man from behind who then dragged her to the ground and stole her handbag.

The man, who was wearing dark clothing, promptly ran off towards towards London Road - leaving her lying on the ground.

The woman was left alone in the road. Credit: Suffolk Police

Officers say the woman suffered soreness to her shoulder and arm in the incident and was left shaken.

Police have also urged anyone who may have seen what happened to get in touch by contacting them on 101 or calling Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

They're particularly keen to talk to three people seen on CCTV walking across Victoria Street moments after the incident.