Staff at McColls threatened by raider who flees with stash of cash

A raider brandishing a screwdriver threatened staff at McColls newsagents, in Haverhill, early this morning (Thursday, March 4) before fleeing with cash from the till.

The incident occurred at approximately 7.30am at the shop in the High Street.

The offender entered the store armed with a screwdriver and demanded staff to open the till. He then left the premises on foot, taking a quantity of cash with him. The member of staff was not injured during the incident.

The suspect is described as white, approximately 5ft 6ins in height, of slim build and believed to be in his early 20s. He was wearing dark bottoms and a white hooded coat, with dark sleeves.

Enquiries are ongoing and anyone who witnessed the incident, saw any suspicious behaviour prior to the incident or afterwards, or has further knowledge of the robbery that could assist should contact Bury St Edmunds CID on 101, quoting crime reference 10610/21 via

Website – http://www.suffolk.police.uk/contact-us/existing-report-update

Email – Matthew.Egan@suffolk.police.uk

Phone – Call 101.

Crimestoppers – Contact the independent charity Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111, or via their online form: www.crimestoppers-uk.org

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