Robbery suspects from Ipswich and Colchester held over raids at post office and Coral bookmaker’s

Dales Road Post Office

Dales Road Post Office - Credit: Archant

Police have made three further arrests in connection with robberies at a post office and a bookmaker’s in Ipswich.

The arrests bring the total of those detained to four.

Two men – a 23-year-old from Colchester and a 25-year-old from Ipswich – were arrested on suspicion of robbery on Wednesday, in connection with an incident at the Dales Road post office around 9.10am on March 23.

The pair were also detained in connection with the robbery at Coral bookmaker’s at Stoke Park around 9pm on April 10.

Another 23-year-old man from Ipswich was also arrested on April 15 in connection with this robbery.


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All three suspects have now been bailed to return to police, pending further enquiries.

The 23-year-old from Ipswich has been bailed until April 27, while the 23-year-old from Colchester and 25-year-old from Ipswich have both been bailed until June 9.

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A 25-year-old from Stowmarket previously arrested on April 11 in connection with the Coral robbery was originally on police bail until 23 May.

He was re-arrested this morning as detectives continue their enquiries.

Police are continuing to investigate the incidents, and the four arrested, and are asking anyone with information to contact Ipswich CID by dialling Suffolk Police on 101 or you can call Crimestoppers, anonymously if required, on 0800 555 111.

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