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Three arrested after robbers threatened Suffolk shop staff with metal pole to face ‘no further action’

PUBLISHED: 16:32 28 March 2018 | UPDATED: 19:58 28 March 2018

The Spar store in Barningham was robbed and staff threatened with a metal pole. Picture: ARCHANT

The Spar store in Barningham was robbed and staff threatened with a metal pole. Picture: ARCHANT

Three people arrested following a robbery at a west Suffolk convenience store, in which staff were said to have been threatened with a metal pole, will face no further action, police said.

The robbery happened at about 10pm on Wednesday, March 21, at the Spar in Church Road, Barningham, north of Bury St Edmunds.

A man was reported to have entered the store wielding a metal pole and demanding money and alcohol from staff. He was said to have left with cash and three bottles of Jack Daniels whiskey.

A 22-year-old man from the Bury St Edmunds area; a 25-year-old man and a 22-year-old woman, both from the Diss area, were released under investigation. Police confirmed today they no further action will be taken against them.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact West CID at Bury St Edmunds Police Station on 101 quoting reference 15240/18. Alternatively contact the charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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