Armed man on the run in Suffolk

Police searching for armed man in Suffolk

A MAN thought to be armed and dangerous remains at large, on the run in Suffolk this evening.

Robert Inman, 36, is believed to be in the Haverhill area, after the silver Volkswagen he was travelling in was found abandoned in the area.

An area near to Haverhill Cemetery is currently cordoned off as police carry out a search of the surrounding area.

A Suffolk police spokeswoman said an “extensive search” of Haverhill is underway to try and locate Inman.

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Suffolk police are working alongside the Cambridgeshire Constabulary and Essex Police in a joint operation using armed officers, dog handlers and the police helicopter.

Police are advising members of the public not to approach Inman, who is thought to be armed and dangerous.

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Inman held two police officers at gunpoint in Orton Malbourne, Peterborough before stealing a police van at around 3pm.

Cambridgeshire Constabulary is warning members of the public not to approach Inman who is thought to be armed and dangerous.

Leaving the officers at the scene, unharmed, Inman drove the van out of the city.

The van was later found abandoned between Norman cross, near Yaxley and Ratcliffe's garage on the B1090.

It is believed he then ran across fields before hijacking another car, a silver Volkswagen, at gunpoint from a member of the public.

He left the driver of the car unharmed.

He is described as white, with a bulky build and has blond collar length hair with a blue stripe down the middle.

He is wearing blue jeans and a pale blue dirty hooded GAP top, black gloves and a light weight beige-coloured coat, which appears to have epaulets on the shoulders.

Cambridgeshire police are warning members of the public not to approach Inman, but to call police immediately. He is armed and regarded as dangerous.

Chief Superintendent Mick Gipp said: “We are working as quickly as possible with our neighbouring forces to bring this incident to a swift and safe end.

“No-one should approach Inman. He has so far held three people at gun point and has stolen two vehicles.

“And I would make a plea to Robert - please hand yourself in to officers.

“Anyone who identified Robert Inman is asked to call police immediately on 999.”

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