Two arrests after knife threat robbery in Stowmarket

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A man and a teenage girl have been arrested after a man was threatened with a knife and told to hand over cash in Stowmarket.

Police were called at about 3.10pm yesterday, Tuesday, to reports of a robbery near Station Road West and Church Walk.

The victim, a man in his 20s, was walking through the churchyard when he was approached by the couple who demanded money and reportedly threatened him with a knife.

The suspects fled on foot after the victim handed over cash and police were called.

A 20-year-old man from London and a 16-year-old girl from Ipswich have been arrested in connection with the incident. Both were questioned by police and have now been released under investigation pending further enquiries.

Witnesses or anyone who saw anything suspicious at the time in the area should contact West CID at Suffolk Police on 101 quoting 41402/17, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.