Man robbed for a cigarette

POLICE are investigating after a man waiting for his bus was robbed by two men - for a cigarette.

Laurence Cawley

POLICE are investigating after a man waiting for his bus was approached and threatened if he did not hand over a cigarette.

The robbery happened at the bus station in St Andrews Street South, Bury St Edmunds, between 5pm and 5.15pm on Monday.

The victim was approached by two men as he was waiting for a bus.


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A police spokeswoman told how one of them threatened him and demanded a cigarette.

She said: “The man gave him one and got onto his bus. The man who was given the cigarette is described as white, in his late teens to early 20s, between 5ft8in and 6ft 2in tall with short brown or blond hair and wore a black baseball cap, a black hooded top and dark trousers. He spoke with a cockney accent.

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“The second is described as white, around 5ft 5in tall, of slim build and was wearing a hooded top. Police want to speak to anyone who was at the bus station at the time.”

Anybody with information should call Dc Stuart Dolan on 01284 774100 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

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