Police hunt shop masked armed robbers

POLICE are today hunting masked armed robbers who burst into a Co-op store in Ipswich and demanded cash from the till.

POLICE are today hunting masked armed robbers who burst into a Co-op store in Ipswich and demanded cash from the till.

Two suspects entered the store at the Co-op in Prince of Wales Drive and threatened staff with a weapon, believed to be a knife, before making off with money stolen from the till.

A spokesman for Suffolk police said firearms were not used in the incident, which happened yesterday at 9.45pm.

The suspects, botth white men, are thought to have made off on foot towards Stoke Park Drive.


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No-one was hurt in the incident and officers cordoned off the area while an investigation got underway.

A Suffolk police spokesman said they were alerted to the raid by the activation of a panic alarm within the shop.

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A member of public also called officers to report the robbery.

The robbers were escribed as white and skinny with short hair. One of the men was said to be quite short.

Last night a single police officer stood guard outside the store, which was cordoned off with yellow police tape.

Officers were also said to be inside the shop interviewing staff.

Today, there was no sign of police presence at the store, and the shop was expected to open for business as usual.

The store stands opposite Halifax Primary School on the busy road, in a residential area.

Police are appealing for anyone with information on the incident to contact them on 01473 613500.

N Were you inside the store when the robbers struck? Call the Evening Star newsroom on 01473 324788.

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