Ipswich gunpoint robbery suspect is bailed in Chantry firearm probe

Police road block on Hawthorn drive Ipswich

Police road block on Hawthorn drive Ipswich

A 34-year-old man arrested in connection with a gunpoint robbery and the alleged discharge of a firearm on Ipswich’s Chantry estate has been released on bail.

A Suffolk Constabulary spokeswoman said the suspect - who is from south London - in the Manchester Road robbery had been bailed until May 25, pending further enquiries.

Police were called at 8.30pm on February 1 to reports that three men forced their way into a house and demanded money from the occupants threatening them with a handgun in the process.

The men left the house taking a quantity of money and made off in a car towards Tesco pursued by the victim. Stuart McConnachie, in his car.

The two cars were subsequently involved in a collision on Hawthorn Drive, where Mr McConnochie reported that the gun was fired before the offenders drove off.


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The incident led to Hawthorn Drive being sealed off until the next morning.

Suffolk police arrested the suspect on suspicion of robbery in London on Tuesday.

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He was taken to Martlesham Police Investigation Centre to be questioned.

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