Woman’s mugging terror

Sue Pepper was mugged while on her mobility scooter in Lakenheath.
Sue Pepper was mugged while on her mobility scooter in Lakenheath.
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A DISABLED woman who was mugged at knifepoint has spoken of her ‘terror’ at the ordeal.

Susan Pepper, 49, had £500 taken from her in Dumpling Bridge Lane, in Lakenheath, after her attacker put what she believed to be a knife to her throat.

The attack, which took place at around 1.40pm on Saturday afternoon, has left Mrs Pepper scared to use her mobility scooter again.

“I was absolutely terrified. It’s hard because the scooter is my only way of getting from A to B and now I just don’t feel like using it.”

Mrs Pepper said she had just dropped her grandson off at a birthday party and collected the cash to pay her bill for oil central heating when the mugging took place.

The man approached her from behind before threatening her.

“He told me to open my purse but he wouldn’t touch it, or my handbag. He told me to hand over the money but I told him I didn’t have any.

“I could feel something at my throat, which I think was a knife.

“I know I shouldn’t have been carrying that much money around but that doesn’t give him the right to take it from me. I just feel cheated,” she said.

After the man took the cash he ran off along Hall Drive.

Mrs Pepper, who has problems with her hips and back, said she had never had any reason to feel unsafe in Lakenheath since moving to the village two and a half years ago.

“I used to think nothing of jumping on my scooter and going into town, but not at the moment.

“Now I just want to find a way to make sure that he doesn’t do it to anyone else.

“I went into town a few days after and saw a man and straight away I felt like I couldn’t go near him on my own.”

Police are now seeking information about the incident.

The man is described as white, in his late 20s, 5ft 11ins, with stubble and was wearing a black hooded jumper, blue jeans, white trainers and a silver bracelet.

Anyone with information should call Det con Andy George at West Suffolk CID on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.