Ipswich: Fourth suspect is charged in Goldsmiths jewellery robbery probe

IPSWICH: A fourth man has been charged with conspiring to rob a high-class Ipswich jewellery store.

Dean Armstrong, from Islington, London, was due to appear before South East Suffolk Magistrates’ Court this morning.

The 20-year-old scaffolder was charged yesterday evening in relation to a raid at Goldsmiths in Tavern Street, on Wednesday, June 15.

He was questioned by detectives yesterday after being detained by Metropolitan Police officers on Monday.

He was taken to Shoreditch police station where he remained overnight, before being brought to Suffolk around lunchtime yesterday.

Armstrong, of Inworth Walk, Islington, north London, spent the latter part of the day being quizzed by detectives from Ipswich police station.

The robbery occurred at 10am when several men broke the shop window with a sledgehammer and stole a quantity of high-value watches.

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All the raiders fled the scene shortly afterwards on motorcycles.

They are believed to have left the town centre by riding up Fonnereau Road.

The motorbikes which were believed to have been used during the robbery were subsequently discovered in Dale Hall Lane.

Three men – Danny O’Bryan, 21, from Church Lane in Bulphan, Essex; Benjamin Murphy, 25, of Austen Close, Loughton, Essex; and 24-year-old Charles Onyemelukwe, of Cubitt Street, Camden – were arrested on the day of the raid.

They were detained when police stopped a van and a BMW on the London-bound A12 near Kelvedon.

All three were charged with conspiracy to rob and appeared before Ipswich magistrates before their cases were committed to the town’s crown court.

O’Bryan, Murphy and Onyemelukwe are currently remanded in custody until their next court appearance, which is scheduled for September 9.