Ipswich: Two arrests made as police investigate possible ram-raid in Greenfinch Avenue

Police investigate possible ram-raid in Ipswich

Police investigate possible ram-raid in Ipswich - Credit: Archant

Two men have been arrested as police investigate a ram-raid at business premises in Greenfinch Avenue in Ipswich in the early hours of this morning.

Police were initially contacted just after 4.15am today to reports of a vehicle with its hazard lights on in Sheldrake Drive. The BMW was damaged and had been abandoned.

There did not appear to be any damage to anything in the immediate vicinity and police began enquiries to trace the owner of the car.

Shortly after he was located at about 5.50am officers received a call from a member of the public saying the front of the shop in Greenfinch Avenue had been smashed in and it looked like a car had been driven into the front of it.

Officers attended and found signs that a vehicle had caused the damage – and that there was a strong smell of gas.

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A cordon was put in place and the fire service and gas and electricity companies were alerted.

Initial enquiries revealed a crash had been heard at about 4am.

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Just after 9am this morning police arrested a 44-year-old man in connection with the incidents and he has been taken to Martlesham Police Investigation Centre where he will be interviewed.

At about 10.25am a 20-year-old man was also detained and he too has been taken to Martlesham. Both men have been arrested on suspicion of burglary.

Around this time the site at Greenfinch Avenue was also declared safe by the gas and electric companies.

Enquiries are continuing and police are asking anyone with information to contact Ipswich CID by dialling 101.

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