Man charged in connection with armed robbery at jewellers

A 50-year-old man from the Republic of Ireland has been charged in connection with an armed robbery, which occurred at a jeweller’s shop in Bury St Edmunds over five years ago.

At around 4.50pm on Tuesday, November 4, 2014, two men entered Preston and Duckworth, in Cornhill, and threatened staff and customers with a black handgun, before leaving the shop with several high-value watches.

Robertas Piliukaitis, of Northwood, Dublin, was arrested in Belfast on Saturday, January 11, by officers from the Police Service of Northern Ireland, on behalf Suffolk Constabulary.

He was brought back to Bury St Edmunds Police Investigation Centre for questioning by officers from Suffolk Police and has subsequently been charged with the following two offences: robbery; and threatening a person with an offensive weapon in a public place.

Piliukaitis has been remanded in custody and is due to appear before Ipswich Magistrates’ Court today, Monday, January 13.

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