Bury St Edmunds Co-Op held up at knife point

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Police are appealing for witnesses following a knifepoint robbery at a convenience shop in Bury St Edmunds.

The incident occurred at around 7.20pm yesterday evening, Wednesday 26 June, at the Co-op in Out Risbygate.

A male suspect entered the shop, jumped over the counter and demanded money, before producing a knife, taking cash out of the till and then leaving the building. No one was harmed during the incident. 

The offender was seen running away from the Co-op up Albert Street and then left into Princes Street. He is described as being dressed in dark-coloured clothing with a hood pulled up around his face. He was also wearing yellow tinted glasses.

Detectives would also like to identify a male with a mountain bike stood in the doorway during the robbery. He was wearing a black hooded top and beige combat trousers and had a red/black bicycle.

Officers are appealing for any witnesses – or anyone driving in the vicinity of the incident last night who has a dashcam in their vehicle – to come forward.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact West CID at Bury St Edmunds Police Station on 101 quoting reference 37119/19, or by providing an online update via the constabulary website: imsva91-ctp.trendmicro.com:443/wis/clicktime/v1/query?url=www.suffolk.police.uk%2fcontact%2dus%2fexisting%2dreport%2dupdate&umid=E7F2EC39-8C4C-1105-96D4-0E2C0CA194D9&auth=76a36a0301cf7179612a441420…

Alternatively, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111, or via their online form: https://imsva91-ctp.trendmicro.com:443/wis/clicktime/v1/query?url=www.crimestoppers%2duk.org&umid=E7F2EC39-8C4C-1105-96D4-0E2C0CA194D9&auth=76a36a0301cf7179612a4414203a61368905a968-5719492deed8731645d9bd6a823ed2bababd696f