Image shows the moment police surround home and make arrest over Ladbrokes betting shop robbery
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This image shows the moment police moved in to arrest a man in connection with a robbery of a Ladbrokes store which netted hundreds of pounds.
Police arrested a total of four men in connection with the armed robbery which happened at the shop in Felixstowe at around 9pm on Friday – although they were all released on bail tonight.
In one of the arrests, officers, supported by police dogs, surrounded a home in the Felixstowe area on Saturday and detained at least one man.
During the robbery two men entered the store and one of them headed to the counter.
The man is then said to have threatened a male member of staff with what appeared to be a handgun and demanded cash.
Several hundred pounds was handed over before the two men fled. No one was hurt.
Both of the men wore dark clothing and a black material over their faces, with one having a bandana around the bottom of his face and wearing a hat.
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Police arrested four men – a 29-year-old, a 27-year-old and two 24-year-olds – in the Felixstowe area on Saturday. They have all now been released on police bail pending further enquiries.
The 27-year-old and 29-year-old must return on November 26; the two 24-year-olds on November 25.
The Ladbrokes shop was open for business over the weekend, but staff said they were not allowed to talk about the robbery.
Police are appealing for any witnesses or anyone with information to contact them on 101.
Calls can also be made to Crimestoppers, anonymously if required, on 0800 555 111.