Bank struck in lunchtime robbery

POLICE have cordoned off part of Mildenhall's town centre following a bank robbery.

Laurence Cawley

POLICE have cordoned off part of Mildenhall's town centre following a bank robbery.

The incident happened shortly before midday at the Barclays Bank in High Street.

Details of the robbery have not been released by police.


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A 33-year-old man from Mildenhall has been arrested in connection with the incident and is currently in custody at Bury St Edmunds police station.

A police spokeswoman said officers were still in Mildenhall and an alleyway in North Terrace had been cordoned off.

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Mildenhall resident John Barker told how there were six police cars in North Terrace and described how he saw officers searching the area.

He also told how Barclays had a sign in the window explaining how it was currently shut due to “circumstances beyond our control”.

He said the police helicopter was circling above Mildenhall shortly after the robbery.

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