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Bury St Edmunds O2 Store targeted by thieves armed with hammer in break-in




Thieves armed with a hammer smashed their way into a Bury St Edmunds phone shop in the early hours of this morning.

Police were alerted at 2.15am after three males were caught on CCTV breaking into the O2 Store, in The Buttermarket.

In a tweet from St Edmundsbury Police, a spokesman said when officers arrived, the thieves fled the scene with stolen property.

Police were called to a break-in at the O2 Store in Bury St Edmunds in the early hours of this morning. Picture: Paul Derrick
Police were called to a break-in at the O2 Store in Bury St Edmunds in the early hours of this morning. Picture: Paul Derrick

After a short chase, two males were arrested.

An 18-year-old man, from Ipswich, and a 14-year-old boy, from Leeds, were arrested on suspicion of burglary and taken to Bury St Edmunds Police Investigation Centre for questioning, where they remain.

A third male has yet to be found and police are investigating.

Two males were arrested after a police chase. Picture: Paul Derrick
Two males were arrested after a police chase. Picture: Paul Derrick

Anyone with information about the incident is urged to contact West CID at Suffolk Police on 101, quoting CAD 11 of April 29.

In the tweet, St Edmundsbury Police thanked colleagues from Haverhill, Stowmarket, Norfolk and Suffolk's Police Dog Unit and Norfolk and Suffolk's Roads & Armed Policing Team for attending to help.

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