New Police Appeal Over Museum Robbery

29 July 2011, 12:41

Police in Ipswich are releasing new descriptions of two men they want to speak to after an overnight break in at a museum.

The burglary happened at Ipswich Museum in High Street Ipswich on Thursday morning and the horn from a rhino was taken.

Officers received an initial call after an alarm went off just before 28 minutes past midnight yesterday, Thursday 28th July and a unit was sent out to investigate.

Whilst this unit was on its way to the museum a further call came in at 12.31am from a member of the public who had seen two men speeding off in a car.

The two men  were seen exiting an alleyway leading from the rear of the museum onto St George Street. They were holding a large object and ran to the top of St George Street where they got into a white/silver medium sized four-door car. The vehicle then left the area at speed in the direction of Henley Road. They are described as both wearing light coloured hooded tops and dark coloured trousers. One was between 5ft 5ins - 5ft 6ins and the other between 5ft 8ins - 5ft 9ins.

If anyone has any information in relation to this incident they are asked to contact DS Matt Little or DC Miranda Worne at Ipswich CID on 01473 613500 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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