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Gran faces would-be robbers

PUBLISHED: 21:02 26 May 2004 | UPDATED: 04:54 02 March 2010

AN IPSWICH grandmother spoke of her shock today after a man, who was trying to rob the shop where she works, trapped her inside an office.

Glynne (corr) Hunnable(corr), 57, of Sandringham Close, was working at Victoria's Bakery, in Stoke Park Drive shopping centre, when two men walked in and demanded cash.

AN IPSWICH grandmother spoke of her shock today after a man, who was trying to rob the shop where she works, trapped her inside an office.

Glynne (corr) Hunnable(corr), 57, of Sandringham Close, was working at Victoria's Bakery, in Stoke Park Drive shopping centre, when two men walked in and demanded cash.

Mrs Hunnable, who has two grandchildren, said: "I was doing my office work when I heard a kerfuffle in the shop. I thought it was someone having a joke.

"I turned round and saw these two guys.

"They were asking for money from the safe and till."

Mrs Hunnable and her colleague refused to hand over any money.

She said: "One of them stood over the doorway I was trapped and he wouldn't let me out of the office.

"I was quite shocked and a bit shaken. They were starting to get aggressive."

Fellow shop assistant Chris Woolnough managed to signal for help to a passer by.

She said: "My colleague got help from outside and a young woman came in. Then they scapered."

Suffolk Police are appealing for witnesses. A spokeswoman said two men in their late teens walked into the shop at about 3.05pm yesterday.

The first man is described as around 5ft10 with dark coloured hair. He wore a cream or white coloured hooded top and black tracksuit trousers.

The second man was 5ft 4. He wore a black hooded top and black trousers.

The spokeswoman said: "Police are very keen to hear from anyone who was in the area.

"They would particularly like to hear from the two people, a woman and a young girl, who were beckoned from outside the shop."

Anyone with any information should contact DC Geoff Lucas at Ipswich CID on 01473 383133 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

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