Armed raiders strike at Co-op store in Great Cornard getting away with cash

Raiders have carried out an armed robbery at a convenience shop in Great Cornard.

The incident took place between 9.20pm and 9.45pm last night, Sunday, May 8, at the Co-op in The Drift.

Two men entered the shop – one of whom was carrying a crowbar – and they ordered the members of staff present to open the safe, before forcing open the tills and stealing a quantity of cash.

The members of staff were left shaken as a result of this robbery but were otherwise unharmed.

Both suspects were wearing black balaclavas. The man who ordered the safes to be opened is described as white, approximately 5ft 9in tall, of stocky build and spoke with a local accent.

Detectives would like to hear from any witnesses who saw any suspicious behaviour in The Drift either immediately prior to, or after, the incident.

Anyone with information about this crime is asked to contact West CID at Bury St Edmunds Police Station on 101, quoting reference: 27805/22.

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Alternatively, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111, or via their online form:

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