Duo deny stealing £5,500 in scratch cards, savings stamps and vouchers
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A man and woman have appeared in court accused of robbing a Suffolk branch of the Co-op.
Laurence Betts and Leona Nice appeared before a judge for a plea and trial preparation hearing at Ipswich Crown Court on Friday.
Betts, 27, of Oak Crescent, Eye, and Nice, 36, of Lammas Close, Bardwell, both entered not guilty pleas to a single, joint charge of robbery.
The pair are accused of acting together to rob the Co-op, in Church Street, Eye, on May 9, 2018.
Betts and Nice are alleged to have stolen stamps, Co-op savings stamps, Co-op vouchers and scratch cards worth a total of £5,500.
Police were called to the store at about 9pm on Wednesday, May 9, 2018, to reports that two people wearing face coverings entered the rear of the premises and instructed a female employee to open the safe.
Betts and Nice were both bailed until the date of their trial in the fortnight beginning January 4, 2022.