Police renew armed robbery appeal

POLICE have today issued a renewed appeal for witnesses to an armed robbery in Ipswich in which a knife was held to a cashier's throat.Two masked robbers burst into the store in Princes of Wales Drive at about 9.40pm on Friday.

POLICE have today issued a renewed appeal for witnesses to an armed robbery in Ipswich in which a knife was held to a cashier's throat.

Two masked robbers burst into the store in Princes of Wales Drive at about 9.40pm on Friday and demanded money from a till.

One of the men restrained a female member of staff and held a knife to her throat while another man, armed with bolt croppers, forced another staff member to hand over cash from the till.

The duo were seen approaching the store from the Chatsworth Crescent direction and they made off in the same direction.

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, who was being served at the time of the robbery, also raised the alarm.

The robbers are described as in their late teens.

Both were about 5ft 5in and dressed in dark clothing.

The first male is described as possible a dark skinned European.

He was wearing a dark coloured anorak type top with the hood up, with a snood type hood covering the face. He also wore dark trousers and dark trainers.

The second wore the same clothes but lighter coloured trainers.

A single police officer stood guard outside the store on Friday night and it was cordoned off with yellow police tape.

On Saturday the shop opened for business as usual.

Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to call Pc Tracey Taylor at Ipswich CID on 01473 613500.

Did you witness the robbery? Were you being served at the time of the incident? Call The Evening Star newsroom on 01473 324788.

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