Raiders hit Suffolk store
POLICE are today hunting three balaclava-clad raiders who held up a Suffolk store with a sawn-off shotgun.Customers and staff were left shocked after the attack, at about 4.
POLICE are today hunting three balaclava-clad raiders who held up a Suffolk store with a sawn-off shotgun.
Customers and staff were left shocked after the attack, at about 4.25pm yesterday in The Patisserie, in Hall Street, Long Melford.
It happened at a time when the town was busy with people going about their daily business.
The three men burst in armed with a gun and other weapons and threatened staff and customers.
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They snatched a quantity of cash and a woman's handbag, before fleeing in a Vauxhall Astra car.
The vehicle, which has not yet been recovered, was seen to speed off along Hall Street in the general direction of Bury St Edmunds.
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No one was injured in the attack, which is not being linked with any others at this stage.
A spokeswoman for Suffolk police said: "Three offenders entered the store armed with what is believed to be a sawn-off shotgun and other weapons.
"Staff and customers were threatened by the offenders. A sum of money and a woman's handbag was taken."
No one was injured in the raid.
The attackers, all white and male, are described as about 6ft and one was in his 20s.
Anyone with information about the crime is asked to call Sudbury CID on 01284 774333 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.