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Police arrest five after robberies in Eye and Leiston

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Police have arrested five people in connection with two robberies that took place from shops in Eye and Leiston yesterday (Sunday, March 29).

The first incident took place at the McColl’s convenience shop, in Church Street, Eye, at approximately 7.45pm.

A man carrying a knife entered the shop, grabbed a woman member of staff and demanded cash from the tills.

Both robberies took place yesterday (Sunday, March 29).
Both robberies took place yesterday (Sunday, March 29).

He fled the scene a short time later on foot, empty-handed. The shop worker was very shaken as a result of the incident but was uninjured.

The second robbery took place at the Londis convenience shop, in Sizewell Road, Leiston at approximately 8.45pm.

It is reported that a man carrying a knife entered the premises and demanded cash from a member of staff. After a short scuffle the offender left the shop with a quantity of cash. No injuries have been reported.

Earlier this morning (Monday, March 30), police attended an address in Thetford and arrested three men and two women on suspicion of being concerned in the robberies.

The two men, in their 40s from Thetford, a 37 year old man from Bury St Edmunds, and two women both in their 30s from Thetford and Laxfield have been taken to Bury St Edmunds Police Investigation Centre where they will be questioned by officers.

Witnesses or anyone with information about these incidents is asked to contact Suffolk Police, quoting reference 18720/20 (Eye) or 18710/20 (Leiston), contact via the website - www.suffolk.police.uk/contact-us/existing-report-update or call 101.

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