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2 November 2012, 11:52
Police have released CCTV images after an attempted robbery at a shop in Ipswich where staff were assaulted with a taser weapon and baseball bat.
Police were called to the Pick ‘n’ Pay shop in Queens Way, Ipswich at around 10.35pm on the evening of Wednesday 31 October.
As three staff members were closing up the shop they were approached by four men who had come from the direction of Shackleton Road. The men demanded money from them and assaulted them with a baseball bat and an item, which appeared to be a taser type weapon, which was used to give them a shock.
No money was taken and all four men made off in the direction of Shackleton Road.
Police and paramedics attended the scene. The staff members were treated for minor injuries, scratches and bruises.
Officers are continuing with their enquiries and have been speaking to local people living and working in the area. CCTV footage has been viewed and stills from the footage is being released in the hope that someone may come forward with information.
One image shows one of the men involved holding a weapon; the other shows the four men approaching the shop.
Police would like to hear from anyone who has information in relation to this incident or who was in the area and saw the four men who are described as follows:
All were aged in their late teens, of slim build wearing hooded tops. Three of the tops were dark and one light in colour, the hoods were worn up and two wore dark face masks, one wore a smiley face mask and the fourth man didn’t wear a mask and was of Asian appearance.
Calls should be made to Ipswich CID on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.