Three robberies take place in separate locations in West Suffolk

Three robberies have taken place in Newmarket, Kentford and Mildenhall today (Wednesday, October 7) with one man brandishing a wine bottle at staff.

The first one was reported to have taken place at about 6.15am when a male walked into a petrol station on Bury Road, in Newmarket, demanding money, making threats with a wine bottle.

He was described as white, about5ft 4ins tall, wearing a blue face mask and a grey hooded top and black trousers. He left the premises with just the bottle of wine and left on foot.

In the second incident a male walked into Kentford Service Station, on Bury Road, at about 6.30am and a similar demand was made for money. He made an attempt to get cash from the till  and the member of staff refused. She was subsequently hit on the head with a box of tin foil. The offender fled the scene on foot.

At about 6.45am there was report of a similar incident at McColls, in the Market Place, in Mildenhal,l where a man, after buying two eggs, attempted to grab money from the till. This attempt failed.

He left the scene on foot but was seen to get into a red coloured vehicle, getting in the passenger side of the car.

No-one was hurt in any of the incidents. Enquiries are on-going and police are linking the three reported incidents.

Anyone who witnessed any suspicious behaviour at the time in any of the incidents, has dash cam footage of any suspicious activity recorded at around the times/locations of the incidents or knows who was responsible should contact Bury St Edmunds CID quoting the relevant CAD number of Wednesday, October 7.

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Phone – Call 101.

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