Police investigating knife-point robbery at Palace Amusements in Upper Brook Street believe suspect got away on bicycle

Palace Amusements in Upper Brook Street, Ipswich. Picture: MATT STOTT

Palace Amusements in Upper Brook Street, Ipswich. Picture: MATT STOTT - Credit: Archant

A balaclava-clad robber threatened staff at knife-point at an amusement arcade in Ipswich town centre in the early hours of this morning, police have said.

Upper Brook Street, Ipswich. Picture: MATT STOTT

Upper Brook Street, Ipswich. Picture: MATT STOTT - Credit: Archant

A balaclava-clad robber threatened staff at knife point at an amusement arcade in Ipswich town centre at the weekend.

A man entered Palace Amusements in Upper Brook Street at 1.50am on Sunday and threatened staff with a knife, demanding money.

A sum of cash was handed over.

The offender then threatened a customer and also stole cash from him, police said.


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Detectives investigating the incident now believe the suspect cycled through the town centre immediately after committing the offence.

The victims were very shaken but nobody was injured.

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The suspect is described as a tall and thin white man with a tanned complexion.

He was wearing a black jacket with the hood up, blue tracksuit bottoms with three white stripes down the side, black ankle high shoes with a white band around the sole, a green peaked cap and his face was partially hidden by a white face-covering.

To help police, call 101 quoting reference 64287/17.

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