‘Smash and grab’ raid at Aldeburgh’s High Street Co-op

Police investigate the scene of a robbery at the Co-Op on Aldeburgh High Street.

Police investigate the scene of a robbery at the Co-Op on Aldeburgh High Street. - Credit: Sarah Lucy brown

Three men are being hunted after a ‘smash and grab’ burglary at the Co-op store in Aldeburgh High Street.

Police investigate the scene of a robbery at the Co-Op on Aldeburgh High Street.

Police investigate the scene of a robbery at the Co-Op on Aldeburgh High Street. - Credit: Sarah Lucy brown

Police were called around 3.30am today by the store’s security team reporting a raid at the supermarket.

Offenders broke in via the front of the premises and a large quantity of cigarettes and some alcohol was stolen.

The gang is thought to have made off in a small blue car, using false plates, in the Leiston direction.

Police issued descriptions of the suspects.

Police investigate the scene of a robbery at the Co-Op on Aldeburgh High Street.

Police investigate the scene of a robbery at the Co-Op on Aldeburgh High Street. - Credit: Sarah Lucy brown


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The first male is described as wearing a grey raincoat with black shoulder panels, light grey trousers, black footwear and black gloves. He covered the lower half of his face.

The second is described as wearing grey tracksuit bottoms, a black top and black gloves; while the third was wearing all black clothing, with a white stripe down the side of his bottoms.

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A police spokesman said: “It was a smash and grab kind of offence. We are following a few leads at the moment.”

A spokesperson for the East of England Co-op said: “I can confirm that an incident took place at our food store on Aldeburgh High Street earlier today.

“The store was temporarily closed whilst Scenes of Crime Officers carried out their investigations and is now open and trading as normal.”

Anybody who witnessed anything suspicious in High Street, or has any information relating to the identity of the men, is asked to call Suffolk Constabulary by dialing 101 and quoting crime number 11499/17.

Alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through their anonymous online form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org

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