Police step up hunt for robber

SUFFOLK police today released a CCTV image of a man they would like to trace following a robbery at a petrol station in Haverhill.

SUFFOLK police today released a CCTV image of a man they would like to trace following a robbery at a petrol station in Haverhill.

At around 9.55pm on June 27, a man entered the Jet North Street garage in Manor Road and told staff he had a gun, showing them a gun-shaped object through a carrier bag. He was given a quantity of cash and left.

He was a white male, in his late 20s or early 30s, with short hair and stubble. He was wearing a grey baseball cap, jeans and a black puffa jacket.

Detective sergeant Stuart Jeans said: “This appears to be an isolated incident which was very frightening for the staff involved, who were left shaken but unhurt.


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“I would like to hear from anyone who was in the petrol station or nearby around the time of the robbery, including a man seen walking his dog who tied it up outside before entering the shop and then leaving again across the forecourt a short time later.

“I also want to hear from anyone who recognises the man in the CCTV image, or the man himself, as they all could hold important information about this crime.”

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Police are appealing for anyone who may have seen this man in Haverhill around the time of the robbery to contact Pc Paul Gant at Haverhill CID on 01473 613500 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

A 36-year-old man from Bury St Edmunds, arrested on suspicion of robbery, has been released without charge and no further action will be taken against him.

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