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Man arrested after series of Ipswich robberies in Clapgate Lane, Carr Street and Felixstowe Road



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A member of staff at an Ipswich convenience store has been taken to hospital following an attack which left him with jaw and nose injuries.

A man entered a convenience store in Clapgate Lane at around 3.30pm yesterday and launched an attack on a man working in the shop.

The victim, who also suffered cuts and bruises, was punched repeatedly before he was forced to open the till.

A robbery took place at a convenience store in Clapgate Lane, Ipswich. Picture: Google Maps
A robbery took place at a convenience store in Clapgate Lane, Ipswich. Picture: Google Maps

His attacker then fled the scene with cash, cigarettes and alcohol.

Police were called to the scene and arrested a man at a nearby address around 30 minutes later.

The 43-year-old suspect, from Ipswich, was arrested in connection with this and two other robberies which took place in the town in the past week.

Suffolk Police have issued an appeal for information after a Betfred in Ipswich's Carr Street fell victim to a robbery on Thursday. Picture: Google Maps
Suffolk Police have issued an appeal for information after a Betfred in Ipswich's Carr Street fell victim to a robbery on Thursday. Picture: Google Maps

The first incident occurred at around 5pm last Thursday, when a man went behind the counter at Betfred in Carr Street and threatened staff before making off with cash.

A convenience store in the town's Felixstowe Road was also targeted four days later on Monday evening.

A man jumped over the counter and grabbed a woman working at the store before making off with cash from the till.

The victim was left 'very shaken' and also suffered scratches and bruises.

A convenience store in Felixstowe Road was also targeted. Picture: Google Maps
A convenience store in Felixstowe Road was also targeted. Picture: Google Maps

The man was yesterday taken to Martlesham Police Investigation Centre for questioning.

Anyone with information is asked to call 101 quoting reference 37/39729/21.

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