A 30-year-old man has been charged in connection with an armed robbery at the Tesco Express, on the Moreton Hall Estate, in Bury St Edmunds, and is due in court today, Wednesday, April 1.
At around 5.30am, on Monday, March 23, two men armed with knives entered the store 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
Jordan Carr, of no fixed address, was arrested in connection with the incident on Monday, March 30, and taken to Bury St Edmunds Police Investigation Centre for questioning.
He has subsequently been charged with four offences.
– Robbery; possession of a knife in a public place; and taking a vehicle without consent (all in relation to the incident at Tesco)
– Attempted theft from a shop (in connection with the attempted theft of perfume from Debenhams in Charter Square, Bury St Edmunds, on March 2).
Carr was remanded in custody and is due to appear before Ipswich Magistrates’ Court today.
A 37-year-old man from Bury St Edmunds who was arrested on Monday in connection with robberies at convenience shops in Eye and Leiston at the weekend, was further arrested in custody on suspicion of the robbery at Tesco Express, in Bury St Edmunds on March 23.
He has been bailed pending further enquiries in respect of all three incidents, but was wanted on recall to prison and so was detained to be transferred into the custody of HM Prison Service.