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Fourth suspect arrested in connection with overnight robbery of woman at home in Cavendish

A fourth man has been arrested, in connection with the overnight robbery of a woman in her 70s, while at her home in Cavendish, earlier this year.

Suffolk Police confirmed that a 44-year-old man from Chigwell was arrested on suspicion of robbery on Tuesday, as the investigation continues into the incident in Nether Road in April.

The suspect was questioned at the Suffolk Police Investigation Centre in Bury St Edmunds, and has now been bailed to return to police on Wednesday, August 26.

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The robbery occurred in the early hours of April 16, when the victim was awoken in her own bedroom by a man holding his hands firmly over her mouth and demanding property, while the two other men searched the home.

After a short while, the victim was able to scream for help, alerting a neighbour who came to assist and raise the alarm.

All three suspects then fled the scene, having carried out an untidy search of the home and stolen an amount of cash and jewellery from within.

Three men have already been arrested in connection with the incident.

So far, one of them – Sammy Okat-Uma, 42, of New North Road in Ilford, Essex – has been charged with robbery, following his arrest on April 22, after Suffolk detectives directed Metropolitan Police officers to an address in Ilford.

Okat-Uma appeared before Ipswich Crown Court for a hearing on July 13 and was remanded in custody.

A 43-year-old man from Basildon, and a 45-year-old man from Wanstead, London, were also arrested on June 8 and June 13, respectively.

Both of these men were bailed, and must return to police on September 8 and September 11, respectively.