Man in balaclava stole large amount of cash from mid Suffolk village shop

The robbery took place at the Rattlesden village shop

The robbery took place at the Rattlesden village shop - Credit: Google Maps

A man wearing a balaclava and carrying a crowbar stole a large quantity of cash from Rattlesden village shop. 

The robbery took place at the store in St Nicholas Close at approximately 2.40pm yesterday, Tuesday, October 5. 

A man entered the shop wearing a balaclava and carrying a crowbar and asked where the post office was. 

After he was told the post office was closed, he demanded the staff member opened the shop till, from which he stole a quantity of cash.

The suspect is described as white, approximately 5ft 8ins in height, of medium build and wearing a grey or blue hoody, dark coloured jogging bottoms and a full-face balaclava.

Anyone with information, or those who were driving through the village between 2:30pm and 3pm and may have dash cam footage of a suspicious individual or vehicle, should contact West CID quoting crime reference 37/55593/21.

  • We are happy to correct an earlier version of this story which said the money was stolen from Rattlesden Post Office, the money was in fact from stolen Rattlesden village shop. We apologise for any confusion the story caused.