Fourth man charged following robbery of woman in her 70s in Cavendish

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Police investigating a robbery in Cavendish have arrested a fourth man.

A 44-year-old man from Chigwell was arrested by police on Tuesday, August 4, on suspicion of robbery and questioned by officers at Bury St Edmunds Police Investigation Centre.

The incident took place at the home of a woman in her 70s in Nether Road in the village during the early hours of Thursday, April 16.

Three male offenders entered the property just after midnight. The woman occupant was asleep in her bedroom when she was awoken by a man holding his hands firmly over her mouth and demanding property, while the two other men searched the home. After a short time, the victim was able to scream for help, alerting a neighbour who came to assist and raise the alarm. All three men fled the scene.

An untidy search of the property had taken place and an amount of cash and jewellery had been stolen from within.

A 42-year-old man has already been charged in connection with the robbery.

Suffolk detectives directed Metropolitan Police officers to an address in Ilford on Wednesday, April 22, where the man was located and arrested in connection with the robbery. He was taken to Bury St Edmunds Police Investigation Centre where he was questioned by officers.

Sammy Okat-Uma, of New North Road, Ilford, Essex, was subsequently charged with robbery and remanded. He appeared before Ipswich Crown Court on July 13, and was remanded into custody.

Police arrested a second suspect, a 43-year-old man from Basildon, on June 8 in connection with the robbery. He was brought to Bury St Edmunds Police Investigation Centre and has been re-bailed to return to police on September 8.

Officers arrested a third man on suspicion of robbery, a 45-year-old man from Wanstead, London. He was detained on June 13 and has now been re-bailed to return to police on September 11.

 

The fourth suspect has now been bailed to return to police on 26 August.

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