Stowmarket: Man held after knife raid at store

A MAN is in police custody following an armed robbery at a supermarket.

The 21-year-old was arrested during a manhunt following the incident at the Co-op store in Combs Lane, just outside Stowmarket, when staff were threatened with a knife.

A police spokeswoman said that at just before 7.45pm yesterday a man had walked into the shop brandishing the weapon and demanding cash.

She said: “Police have arrested a 21-year-old man following an armed robbery at the Co-op store in Combs Lane, Stowmarket.

“Officers were contacted just before 7.45pm to reports that a man with a knife had entered the shop, threatened staff and demanded money.

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“A quantity of cash and cigarettes was stolen and police immediately launched a hunt for the man and detained a 21-year-old a short time later.”

The man is in custody at Bury St Edmunds Police Station and will be interviewed by officers.

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Police have asked for anyone with information about the raid to call 01473 613500.

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