Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 10°C

min temp: 3°C

ESTD 1874 Search

Newmarket: Armed robbery at A14 service station

10:35 15 February 2013

Archant © 2012

TWO men carried out an armed robbery at an A14 service station in the early hours of this morning.

shares

Police are searching for the pair, who struck at the Rowley Mile station near Newmarket on the westbound carriageway at 12.35am.

A police spokesman said one of the men held what appeared to be a small handgun and the other held a canister of liquid.

She said: “One of the men threatened the cashier with the gun whilst the other sprayed a customer within the shop area with an unknown liquid from the canister.

“Neither the cashier nor the customer was injured during the incident although the customer has stated he felt a burning sensation from the liquid, but this has not required treatment.

“The two men made off with a small quantity of cash and ran from the scene leaving across the forecourt, over a fence towards Newmarket heath and racecourse.

“Officers attended the scene and searches were conducted with the police helicopter and specialist police dogs.

“Enquiries are continuing today with witness statements being taken and CCTV footage being viewed.”

Police are very keen to hear from anyone who was in the area who may have information in relation to this incident.

The first man, who held what appeared to be a small handgun, is described as around 6ft, of medium build wearing a hooded top, blue jeans, blue and white shoes a balaclava and gloves.

The second man, who held the canister, was slightly shorter, he wore a black hat with a scarf around his face, a black padded jacket, dark trousers, trainers and gloves.

Anyone who was in the area and saw any suspicious activity, or has information in relation to this incident is asked to Bury St Edmunds CID on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

shares

0 comments

Disused frontage at Severalls Hospital.

Trespassers on a derelict hospital site have been warned they will be prosecuted.

A large tree has smashed into electricity cables after heavy winds in Great Barton.

Strong winds early today have brought down trees and power lines around the county, causing disruption for morning travellers.

Latitude Festival, at the Henham Estate near Southwold

This year’s line-up of up-and-coming acts has been announced for Latitude’s Lake Stage – famous for hosting stars of the future on their rise to prominence.

Colchester General Hospital is preparing to open their new Radiotherapy Centre.

A massive jobs fair is being held by the trust running Colchester’s hospitals in a bid to tackle a shortage of nurses.

The Stagecoach Spectacular at The Apex in Bury.

More than 100 young people got the chance to put on a show at a professional concert hall in Bury St Edmunds.

Concerns over impact on nearby Leiston Abbey

Proposals to redevelop a no-longer-profitable holiday park with housing are set to go ahead, despite objections from community leaders.

Kesgrave Hall School in 1988

More than 20 ex-pupils of a former Suffolk school have made allegations of physical and sexual abuse, Suffolk Constabulary has said.

Ipswich Crown Court

A Suffolk nightclub owner who shoved a man in the chest causing him to fall backwards and hit his head on the pavement has been warned he is facing a jail sentence after admitting manslaughter.

Ipswich Academy.

A shadow of doubt has been cast over the capability of the new sponsor of a struggling academy in Ipswich.

Framlingham College's cabaret performance

Students at an independent school in east Suffolk attempted to recreate the glitz and glamour of the West End during their recent annual cabaret performance.

Most read

Most commented

Topic pages