Teen tells of terror at knife-point raid

A TEENAGER today told of the terrifying moment he was confronted by a knife-wielding raider at a newsagent in Ipswich.

A TEENAGER today told of the terrifying moment he was confronted by a knife-wielding raider at a newsagent in Ipswich.

The 18-year-old, who is from the town but does not wish to be named, said he had quit his job following the incident on Friday afternoon at Majors newsagents, on Major's Corner.

The teenager said the man, who had a bandana covering part of his face, approached him to make a purchase and ordered him to get on the floor once the till had been opened.

He said: “He got his knife out and said 'get on the floor'.


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“He filled his bag up with money from the till. My instinct was to back off.

“I don't want to go back there because I don't want to be in that situation again.

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“I have never experienced anything like this before.”

The incident is the third time in little over six weeks that a newsagent in Ipswich has been targeted.

Chantry News in Hawthorn Drive was targeted by a masked raider in early March and on April 7 the Good News newsagent in Norwich Road was also hit.

Police investigating the latest incident said the robber made off on foot towards Woodbridge Road after initially approaching the shop from the Old Foundry Road direction.

The robber is black, in his mid to late teens, around 5ft 9ins and of thin, athletic build.

He was wearing a green and white patterned bandana over part of his face, white socks on his hands, a light grey hooded top, blue denim jeans and white trainers with a black line on.

He was also said to be carrying a black draw string bag with the Nike logo on it.

Anyone who witnessed the event, or who was in the area at the time and saw anything suspicious is asked to contact police on 01473 613500.

Did you see the raid? Have you been in a similar situation? Write to Your Letters, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN or e-mail eveningstarletters@eveningstar.co.uk

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