Fresh appeal over Burger King raid

DETECTIVES say masked raiders who held up staff a Suffolk burger bar were in the building more than an hour earlier than first thought.

James Mortlock

DETECTIVES say masked raiders who held up staff a Suffolk burger bar were in the building more than an hour earlier than first thought.

Officers were today continuing to appeal for information following the robbery at Burger King in Oaks Drive, Newmarket, early yesterday morning.

At around 3.30am two offenders wearing balaclavas broke into the restaurant and attempted to force open the safe. When a member of staff arrived at around 4.45am he was threatened by the robbers and handed over an undisclosed amount of cash from the safe. The offenders made off on foot towards Studlands Park. The member of staff was unhurt.


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Det Sgt Carl Dye, who is leading the investigation, said: “As a result of carrying out further inquiries we have now established that the offenders broke into the restaurant earlier than first thought, at around 3.30am. We want to hear from anyone who may have been in the area around that time.

“We also want to speak to anyone who may have seen any suspicious persons or vehicles near Burger King or in the nearby retail park between 3.15am and 5am yesterday morning. Raised male voices were heard in the (nearby) Homebase car park at around 5am, before an unknown vehicle was heard to leave. The occupants of that vehicle may hold important information about the robbery and I would urge them to come forward.”

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Anyone with any information should contact DS Carl Dye at Forest Heath CID on 01284 774100 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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