Armed robbers strike at Ipswich shops

POLICE are today hunting for two armed robbers after a pair of Ipswich shops were raided and terrified staff threatened with weapons.Officers are not linking the raids, which happened within an hour-and-a-half of each other, at the Bourne End Store in Wherstead Road and Victoria Wine in Meredith Road.

POLICE are today hunting for two armed robbers after a pair of Ipswich shops were raided and terrified staff threatened with weapons.

Officers are not linking the raids, which happened within an hour-and-a-half of each other, at the Bourne End Store in Wherstead Road and Victoria Wine in Meredith Road.

In the first robbery, which took place just before 7pm yesterday, a male worker behind the counter of the Bourne End shop was threatened by a masked gunman.

In the second robbery, a man wielding a crowbar burst into the Victoria Wine shop in Meredith Road at 8.25pm.

He threatened staff with the weapon before stealing the contents of the till and making his escape.