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Man arrested over robberies at Bury St Edmunds shops

A man has been arrested over two robberies at shops in Bury St Edmunds.

At about 5.30am on Monday, March 23, two men armed with knives entered Tesco Express, in Lawson Place, where they grabbed hold of and threatened members of staff.

They stole cash, two mobile phones and the key to a white Suzuki Alto which was taken. The car was found later that morning in Ashwell Road, Bury St Edmunds.

Police at scene of Tesco Express, in Lawson Place, Bury St Edmunds(32717813)
Police at scene of Tesco Express, in Lawson Place, Bury St Edmunds(32717813)

The second incident was the following day (March 24), when at about 8pm a man entered the Spar store in St Olaves Precinct and demanded staff put money in a bag, which were not met.

He then made further demands for alcohol and cigarettes and made reference to using a ‘blade’, but no weapons were brandished or seen during the incident and no one was harmed.

Yesterday afternoon (March 30), officers arrested a 30-year-old man, of no fixed address, on suspicion of two counts of robbery.

He has been taken to Bury St Edmunds Police Investigation Centre for questioning.

Detectives are continuing to appeal for anyone with information about these incidents to contact West CID at Bury St Edmunds Police Station, quoting references 17558/20 (in respect of Tesco) or 17919/20 (in respect of Spar).

Visit www.suffolk.police.uk/contact-us/existing-report-update

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