Armed robbery at Co-op store

POLICE have launched an investigation after armed robbers targeted a store in Lowestoft last night, it has emerged.

Lizzie Parry

POLICE have launched an investigation after armed robbers targeted a store in the Lowestoft area last night, it has emerged.

At around 5.35pm two male offenders entered the Co-op shop on London Road in Pakefield. One of the males was holding a knife and threatened a male member of staff, demanding he hand over cash.

The member of staff was assaulted and then handed over an amount of money.


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He was taken to hospital for a check up but was later released. He and two other members of staff in the shop at the time were left shaken but were not hurt in the incident.

The first male, who was holding the knife, is described as white, with dark hair and was wearing a dark coloured jacket, which may have been a sweatshirt type jacket, a light and dark coloured horizontal stripped top and white trainers.

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The second male is described as white, and was wearing dark coloured jeans, with turn-ups at the bottom, and dark trainers or shoes.

Both were wearing a white cloth mask around their faces.

Officers are appealing for anyone who may have seen the males enter the shop, or have seen any suspicious activity before the incident to get in touch immediately.

They would also like to hear from customers who were in the shop at the time, as they may hold vital information, which could help the investigation. Anyone with information should contact DC 144 Chan at Lowestoft CID on 01986 835300 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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