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Man steals two phones from teenage girl in Lowestoft after asking if she knew anyone who wanted drugs

12:50 07 May 2014

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A man stole two phones from a teenage girl after asking her if she knew anyone who wanted to buy drugs.

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A 13-year-old girl was with a friend near the library in Clapham Road South on Sunday (May 4) about 7.40pm when the man approached them and asked if they knew anyone who wanted to buy drugs.

The girl said no and the man then leant over and took her phone from her hand. The man then moved away but came back, said he was joking and made as if to hand the phone back to her.

However he then snatched a second phone, that the teenager was handing to her friend, and ran off with both. He was followed towards Factory Street but then vanished. The two mobile phones taken were a white Nokia and a black Sony.

The man is described as being in his mid teens to early 20s, white, of slim build, with brown hair, and was wearing a white jacket, grey tracksuit bottoms and white and blue trainers.

■ Information to PC Sally Brash at Lowestoft police on 101.

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