Man brandishing screwdriver threatens staff in armed robbery

A MAN armed with a screwdriver has held up a shop in Ipswich this afternoon.

Police officers are appealing for information after the armed robbery at Blockbuster Video.

At around 2.49pm a man entered the shop in Woodbridge Road armed with a screwdriver.

He threatened a female member of staff and stole a quantity of money from the safe.

A spokeswoman for Suffolk police said nobody had been injured in the incident.


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The suspect is described as being a black male, around 6ft tall, of medium build. He was wearing a grey beany-style hat, a grey scarf, jeans and a dark knee-length jacket.

Police want to speak to anyone who was in the area at the time of the incident or who has any information.

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Anyone with any information about this incident should contact DS Darren Bruce at Ipswich CID on 01473 613500.

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