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14-year-old suspects in two Ipswich gunpoint muggings are bailed

09:27 17 February 2017

Martlesham police investigation centre

Martlesham police investigation centre


Two 14-year-old boys suspected of being involved in two gunpoint robberies in Ipswich have been released on bail, police have said.

The teenagers were arrested after a search by armed police and dog units following two muggings on Wednesday night.

Officers were contacted at around 11.30pm to reports two men had been threatened at gunpoint in the Princes Street area and ordered to hand over cash.

Anne-Marie Breach, a spokeswoman for Suffolk Constabulary, today confirmed a firearm was also reportedly used in an earlier mugging at around 9.10pm in Old Foundry Road.

Following enquiries the two teenagers – one of whom is from Ipswich, the other of whom is from County Durham - were arrested on suspicion of robbery around midnight.

Both were taken into custody at the police investigation centre at Suffolk Constabulary’s Martlesham headquarters.

Yesterday they were interviewed by detectives in connection with the robberies, but have now been released on bail, pending further enquiries.

The boy from County Durham must answer bail on March 17, while the teenager from Ipswich must return to the police investigation centre on March 24.

Anyone who may have seen either robbery is asked to telephone Ipswich CID on 101, quoting crime number 17883/17. Alternatively telephone Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

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