Anniversary checks after armed raid

POLICE are today sifting through information after speaking to more than 170 people in the space of just 90 minutes a week after an armed robbery in Needham Market.

POLICE are today sifting through information after speaking to more than 170 people in the space of just 90 minutes a week after an armed robbery in Needham Market.

Stowmarket police carried out the checks between 8.30pm and 10pm last night in three key locations following the armed raid at the Co-op in Barking Road, Needham Market, on September 14.

Officers spoke to people outside the Co-op where the robbery took place as well as in the Asda car park in Bury Road, Ipswich where a green Vauxhall Astra, believed to have been used by the offenders, was stolen.

They also spoke to people in Foxglove Avenue, Needham Market, where the Astra was later found abandoned.


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Inspector Dave Dring said: “We would like to thank everyone who we spoke to last night who were all very co-operative.

“We spoke to a number of people who had been in the area last week.

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“The information these people have given us will now be looked at in greater detail and will hopefully move the investigation forward.”

Police are keen to trace two people captured on CCTV near the Co-op store, a young male seen nearby on a bicycle and a woman seen to enter the store at around 9.10pm on September 14.

“We would like to speak to these two people as they may have valuable information which could help the inquiry,” Inspector Dring said.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Stowmarket CID on 01284 774100 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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