Police Link Two Armed Robberies In Ipswich

29 May 2014, 06:26 | Updated: 29 May 2014, 06:43

Police are linking two armed robberies in Ipswich that happened within two hours of each other.

The first happened just after 4pm yesterday (28th May) on Freehold Road, where police received a report that a man had entered the Spar shop armed with a knife.

Money was handed over by staff and then the man made off. No one was hurt.

He's described as white, in his late teens to early 20s, of skinny build and with a thin dark moustache. He was wearing a black hooded top, possibly a zipped jacket, black bottoms and white trainers. He was also carrying a black draw string bag with the wording 'BANK' in white writing on both sides.

Less than two hours later, at 5:50pm, police were called to Foxhall Road, where a man was again demanding money from the shop owner. He indicated that he was carrying a knife.

A quantity of cash was handed over and then man made off towards the Heath Road direction. No one was injured.

The offender is described as white, 6ft tall and of slim build with dark hair. He wore dark tracksuit style bottoms and a white t shirt.

If you have any information about these two incidents you are asked to call Ipswich CID on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.