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Police have launched an investigation following an attempted robbery in Ipswich which occurred on Thursday May 1st.

The incident occurred at 8.40pm when a man entered a convenience store, the man requested a tobacco product when his back was turned he produced a knife and demanded cash.

No money was handed over and the man fled the store.

The man is described as white, around 5ft 9ins tall, in his mid to late twenties, of medium/heavy build, with facial stubble and short dark hair.

Anyone with information in relation to this incident is asked to call Ipswich CID on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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