Brothers carried out armed robberies

TWO knife-wielding brothers have admitted carrying out armed robberies at a Co-op and a McDonald’s in Suffolk within four days of each other.

Masked raiders Adam and Michael Bloy could face lengthy jail terms after each pleading guilty to two counts of robbery.

The pair got away with around �550 as a result of both raids, but were caught the day after the second robbery.

The Bloys were said to have burst into the Co-op in High Street, Lavenham, just after 9.30pm on August 9, brandishing kitchen-style knives.

They threatened staff before stealing a till drawer that contained �300.

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The brothers left the shop and fled in the direction of Cockfield and Bury St Edmunds, using a Vauxhall Astra as their getaway vehicle.

Four days later the Bloys then raided McDonald’s restaurant in Northern Road, on the Chilton Industrial Estate, in Sudbury.

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Police were contacted just after 10.50pm, on August 13, and told that two men armed with knives entered the restaurant just before closing time wearing stocking masks over their heads.

They approached staff at the counter, threatened them, and demanded they open the tills. Two till drawers containing cash were handed over and the two men left, getting into a vehicle and driving from the scene. A total of �254.44 was taken.

No-one was hurt in either robbery, but staff were said to have been left shaken.

The Bloys were arrested the evening after the McDonald’s raid.

Adam Bloy, 24, of Wisbech, and Michael Bloy, 26, of Gayton, near King’s Lynn, have been remanded in custody until their sentencing which has been warned at Ipswich Crown Court for week commencing December 20.

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