May 21 2013 Latest news:
Friday, November 2, 2012
CCTV images of a gang of masked would-be thieves wanted after a shop keeper was attacked with a taser-like weapon have today been released by police.
Police were called to the Pick ‘n’ Pay shop in Queens Way, Ipswich at around 10.35pm on Wednesday.
Staff at the Pick ‘N’ Pay convenience store, off Nacton Road, were outside when they spotted four youths approaching them from the Shackleton Road direction.
Two of the would-be thieves were wearing masks, while another was wearing a darker mask and the fourth man wore a scarf wrapped around his face.
Shop owner Prashant Shah was attacked with a taser-like device while one of his employees was hit with a baseball bat.
No money was stolen and the four youths ran off in the direction they came from.
Police and paramedics attended the scene. The staff members were treated for minor injuries, scratches and bruises.
Officers are continuing with their inquiries and have been speaking to local people living and working in the area.
A Suffolk police spokesman said: “CCTV footage has been viewed and stills from the footage is being released in the hope that someone may come forward with information.
“One image shows one of the men involved holding a weapon; the other shows the four men approaching the shop.”
Police would like to hear from anyone who has information in relation to this incident or who was in the area and saw the four men who are described as follows:
They are described as in the late teens and of slim build. They were all wearing hooded tops – three in dark colours and one light colour top.
Two of the men wore masks, one was described as a smiley face. The fourth man did not have a mask and was of Asian appearance.
Anyone with information should call police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.