A man has been arrested in connection with two robberies from two separate stores in Bury St Edmunds.
It comes following the incidents on Monday last week and again the following day, Tuesday, March 24.
At around 5.30am on Monday, March 23, two men armed with knives entered the Tesco Express, in Lawson Place, where they grabbed hold of and threatened members of staff.
The offenders then stole cash, two mobile phones and the key to a white Suzuki Alto which was stolen from outside. The car was located later that morning in Ashwell Road, Bury St Edmunds
The second incident occurred the following day, when at around 8pm a man entered the Spar Store, in St Olaves Precinct, and demanded that 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, Monday, March 30, police 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 the references: 17558/20 (in respect of Tesco) or 17919/20 (in respect of Spar).
Website – http://www.suffolk.police.uk/contact-us/existing-report-update
Phone – Call 101.
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