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Ipswich: Masked robbers raid convenience store in Clapgate Lane on Saturday night

06:31 17 March 2014

The shop at the junction of Clapgate Lane and Mildmay Road that was raided on Saturday evening.

The shop at the junction of Clapgate Lane and Mildmay Road that was raided on Saturday evening.


Masked robbers struck at a convenience store in Ipswich on Saturday night.

Police are appealing for witnesses following the incident which happened at around 8pm.

While a member of staff was working at the rear of the shop in Clapgate Lane, a masked man came into the shop and threatened him with a knife.

Two to three further masked men also entered the shop and told a group of customers to stay at the front of the premises. The gang then took alcohol and money from the till before leaving the shop.

All of the men wore dark clothing and balaclavas or masks over their faces.

No one was injured during the robbery.

Police carried out a number of enquiries over the weekend. Officers yesterday spoke to people living nearby and will review CCTV in the area.

Police are keen to hear from anyone who was in the Clapgate Lane area near to Mildmay Road on Saturday night who may have any information in relation to the incident.

Calls Ipswich CID on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

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