Ipswich: Staff Tied Up in Armed Robbery

1 February 2012, 06:12

Two shop workers have been tied up and threatened during an armed robbery in Ipswich.

It happened at a Spar shop on Freehold Road Ipswich on Tuesday evening.

A call was received at 9:06pm reporting that a group of around six offenders, believed to be males, entered the shop just before 9pm armed with knives and wearing balaclavas. The group threatened and bound the wrists of the two members of staff before ransacking the shop. It is believed that an amount of cash was stolen along with other items that include scratch cards, alcohol and cigarettes.

The members of staff, one man and one woman, were not hurt during the incident but have both been left shaken.

The offenders are described as each wearing all black with balaclavas. It is believed they left the area on foot in the direction of Bloomfield Street.

Officers, including a dog handler and the police helicopter, searched the area but police are appealing for anyone who may have seen the group before or after the incident to get in contact.

Anyone with information is asked to call Ipswich CID on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.