Armed raider tries to rob garage

POLICE were last nighthunting a masked raider who tried to rob a garage at gunpoint.The man armed with a handgun and wearing a balaclava went into the Shell garage on Wherstead Road, Ispwich at around 6.

POLICE were last nighthunting a masked raider who tried to rob a garage at gunpoint.

The man armed with a handgun and wearing a balaclava went into the Shell garage on Wherstead Road, Ispwich at around 6.40pm and demanded cash from a staff member.

The lone cashier refused after a verbal challenge and the robber left empty handed on foot.

Police said the robber was male, white and aged about 30.


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He was 5ft 9ins tall and medium to stocky build. He had curly brown to black hair and a chubby face. He wore a dark a Puffa style jacket, dark trousers and white trainers.

A spokesman for Suffolk Constabulary said: "A man went into the service station wearing a balaclava and produced what is believed to be a handgun and made a demand for money. However he left the premises empty handed."

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He added that no one was hurt in the incident and no weapon was fired.

Any witnesses to the attempted armed robbery or a member of the public who saw anyone acting suspiciously in the area at the time of the incident should call Suffolk police on 01473613500.

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