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Burglary at Unishop Convenience in Ipswich

PUBLISHED: 12:01 19 February 2018 | UPDATED: 13:38 19 February 2018

Stock image of Unishop Convenience in Grimwade Street, Ipswich. Picture: GOOGLE MAPS

Stock image of Unishop Convenience in Grimwade Street, Ipswich. Picture: GOOGLE MAPS


Charity boxes were among items stolen from a convenience shop near Ipswich waterfront, police have said.

The burglary took place at Unishop Convenience in Grimwade Street between 12.01 and 5.30am on Wednesday, February 14.

A Suffolk Constabulary spokesman said in a statement: “Offender/s forced entry into Uni Shop in Grimwade Street, Ipswich, stealing a quantity of cash and cigarettes.

“The offender/s forced a metal shutter half way up, before forcing entry through the front door.

“Upon entry, a quantity of mixed tobacco products was stolen alongside a quantity of cash from the till and charity boxes.”

A spokesman for the shop said it was the fourth burglary since 2016.

He said: “We hope police catch the convicts. We don’t know if it was the same group of people or not. We don’t understand why these people do it.”

Anyone who witnessed the incident or saw any suspicious activity is urged to call Suffolk police on 101, quoting crime reference 37/8565/18 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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