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Arrest made after man pulled gun on Sudbury bookmakers and woman in two separate incidents

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Police have made an arrest after a man armed with firearm attempted to rob a Sudbury bookmakers and threatened a member of the public.

The first of the two incidents - which are being linked by police - was at 3.15pm today.

A man walked into the bookmakers in Borehamgate.

A gun was produced in two separate incidents in Sudbury.
A gun was produced in two separate incidents in Sudbury.

He produced a firearm, demanded money and then left the scene.

In a separate incident in King Street, Sudbury, a man approached a woman requesting a cigarette.

When she refused, the suspect threatened her with what she described as a handgun.

No one was harmed and no money was taken.

A man in his 30s has since been arrested on suspicion of attempted robbery.

He has been taken to Bury St Edmunds Police Investigation Centre for questioning, where he remains.

Witnesses to either incident should contact West Suffolk CID, quoting crime reference 37/35190/22.

Alternatively, a crime report can be filed on Suffolk Constabulary's website.