Possible breakthrough in armed raid

POLICE hunting armed raiders who held up a security guard at gunpoint in Ipswich are today probing a possible breakthrough in their inquiry.A bag stolen in the terrifying attack, carried out as Securicor staff visited Lloyds TSB in Nacton Road, has been found discarded in the River Orwell.

POLICE hunting armed raiders who held up a security guard at gunpoint in Ipswich are today probing a possible breakthrough in their inquiry.

A bag stolen in the terrifying attack, carried out as Securicor staff visited Lloyds TSB in Nacton Road, has been found discarded in the River Orwell.

The blue Fitness First rucksack, containing missing property from the van, was recovered from the Cliff Quay area of the river last Friday.

The discovery was made exactly two weeks after the crime was committed, at about 10am on Friday, November 18.

The incident saw a man ran up behind the security guard while holding what appeared to be a handgun.

The attacker was joined by two more men, who pushed him against the back of the van and demanded he hand over cash.

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Eye witnesses reported hearing lots of shouting and a gun being pointed at the security guard's head.

The trio then ran from the scene with a quantity of money and property taken from the van towards Nacton Crescent.

It is thought they got into a white Ford Sierra, later found abandoned in Coniston Square in Ipswich.

Police are very keen to hear from anyone who may have seen this bag being deposited in the River between November 18 and December 2.

Anyone with information about the crime is asked to call detective sergeant Carl Fisher at Ipswich CID on 01473 613500 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

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