Teenagers rob shop woman at knifepoint

TWO teenage knife-wielding robbers are being hunted by police today after attacking a woman in an Ipswich newsagent.The two men approached the woman at the counter of Balfour News, in Norwich Road, and threatened the shop assistant.

TWO teenage knife-wielding robbers are being hunted by police today after attacking a woman in an Ipswich newsagent.

The two men approached the woman at the counter of Balfour News, in Norwich Road, and threatened the shop assistant.

After demanding money from the till, the pair took the cash drawer from the till.

They then ran from the shop and into a nearby car, where detectives believe two other people were waiting.


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The incident happened at 9.50pm yesterday and police were alerted just minutes later by a member of staff at the shop.

No one was injured in the robbery.

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One of the offenders is described as white and the other of mixed ethnic origin.

Both wore baseball caps and were around 16 years old.

Anyone who witnessed this incident or was in the area at the time should call DC Lloyd Stewart on Ipswich 383133 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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