Armed robbers raid village store

POLICE launched a hunt tonight for masked robbers who burst into a bakery and threatened staff and customers with a shotgun before making off with their purses.

POLICE launched a hunt tonight for masked robbers who burst into a bakery and threatened staff and customers with a shotgun before making off with their purses.

The balaclava-clad men entered The Patisserie in Hall Street, Long Melford, near Sudbury, at 7.15pm, armed with what is believed to have been a shotgun and baseball bat.

They threatened both female staff and customers before taking cash from the till and purses from the terrified onlookers.

It is thought the men drove away in a vehicle.

All three men were wearing balaclavas.

One was wearing a black Puffa-style coat with hood, dark tracksuit bottoms and white trainers.

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Another was wearing a white Puffa coat with white hood and dark tracksuit bottoms which were tucked into white socks.

The third man was wearing a dark top, dark tracksuit bottoms with white stripes down side of the leg. He also was wearing trousers tucked into white socks.

All the offenders appeared to be of medium to strong build.

A police investigation is underway and officers are asking anyone with information on the incident or anyone who was in the area at the time to contact Babergh CID on 01473 613500 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

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