Hairdresser held at knifepoint

POLICE are today hunting robbers who threatened a hairdresser with a knife during a raid at a Stowmarket salon.Two youths escaped with a bag containing money from Mary Alison's Hair Salon, Stowupland Road, leaving the female hairdresser frightened but unhurt following the ordeal.

POLICE are today hunting robbers who threatened a hairdresser with a knife during a raid at a Stowmarket salon.

Two youths escaped with a bag containing money from Mary Alison's Hair Salon, Stowupland Road, leaving the female hairdresser frightened but unhurt following the ordeal.

They entered around 5.10pm yesterday from the direction of the Charles Industrial Estate and after committing the robbery fled up an alleyway opposite the premises.

Both were white, and one is described as 5ft 6in, of slim build, around 17 years old and wearing a navy hooded top and dark jogging bottoms.

The other is around 6ft, of slim build, in his late teens and wearing a light grey hooded top and dark coloured trousers.

Detective Inspector Jenny Benham said: “This was a frightening ordeal for the hairdresser who thankfully was not hurt in this incident.

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“This type of crime is rare in Stowmarket and we would urge anyone who witnessed this crime or who was in the area at the time of the robbery to contact us.”

Police are particularly keen to speak to a male cyclist seen posting a letter in a post box opposite the salon, near the entrance to the industrial estate, just before the robbery took place.”

Anyone with any information should contact Stowmarket CID on 01473 613500 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

Where you at the salon when the robbery took place? Write to Your Letters, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich IP4 1AN, or e-mail eveningstarletters@eveningstar.co.uk

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