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Bury St Edmunds – Man charged following armed robbery at Tesco

A 30-year-old man has been charged in connection with an armed robbery at a business premises in Bury St Edmunds, which occurred last week.  

At around 5.30am on Monday 23 March, two men armed with knives entered the Tesco Express in Lawson Place, where they grabbed hold of and threatened members of staff.

The offenders then stole cash, two mobile phones and the key to a white Suzuki Alto which was stolen from outside. The car was located later that morning in Ashwell Road, Bury St Edmunds

Jordan Carr, of no fixed address, was arrested in connection with the incident on Monday 30 March, and taken to Bury St Edmunds Police Investigation Centre for questioning.

He has subsequently been charged with the following four offences:

  • Robbery; possession of a knife in a public place; and taking a vehicle without consent (all in relation to the incident at Tesco)
  • Attempted theft from a shop (in connection with the attempted theft of perfume from Debenhams in Charter Square, Bury St Edmunds, on 2 March)

Carr was remanded in custody and is due to appear before Ipswich Magistrates’ Court today, Wednesday 1 April.

A 37-year-old man from Bury St Edmunds who was arrested on Monday in connection with robberies at convenience shops in Eye and Leiston at the weekend, was further arrested in custody on suspicion of the robbery at Tesco Express in Bury St Edmunds on 23 March.

He has been bailed pending further enquiries in respect of all three incidents, but he was wanted on recall to prison and so was detained to be transferred into the custody of HM Prison Service.

Previous release | 31 March 2020

Police investigating two recent robbery incidents at business premises in Bury St Edmunds have arrested a man in connection with the offences.  

At around 5.30am on Monday 23 March, two men armed with knives entered the Tesco Express in Lawson Place, where they grabbed hold of and threatened members of staff. 

The offenders then stole cash, two mobile phones and the key to a white Suzuki Alto which was stolen from outside. The car was located later that morning in Ashwell Road, Bury St Edmunds 

The second incident occurred the following day, when at around 8pm on Tuesday 24 March, a man entered the Spar Store in St Olaves Precinct and demanded that staff put money in a bag, which were not met. 

He then made further demands for alcohol and cigarettes and made reference to using a ‘blade’, but no weapons were brandished or seen during the incident and no one was harmed. 

Yesterday afternoon, Monday 30 March, officers arrested a 30-year-old man of no fixed address on suspicion of two counts of robbery. He has been taken to Bury St Edmunds Police Investigation Centre for questioning. 

Detectives are continuing to appeal for anyone with information about these incidents to contact West CID at Bury St Edmunds Police Station, quoting the references: 17558/20 (in respect of Tesco) or 17919/20 (in respect of Spar). 

Website – http://www.suffolk.police.uk/contact-us/existing-report-update

Phone – Call 101

Crimestoppers – Contact the independent charity Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111, or via their online form: www.crimestoppers-uk.org

Please note in the event of an emergency you should always call 999

Previous release | 26 March 2020

Police enquiries into an armed robbery at a business premises in Bury St Edmunds earlier this week are continuing.  

Officers were called to Tesco Express in Lawson Place just after 5.50am on Monday 23 March.

Two men with knives entered the building at around 5.30am, where they grabbed hold of and threatened members of staff, before stealing cash, two mobile phones and the key to a white Suzuki Alto which was then stolen from outside.

The car was located later that morning in Ashwell Road, Bury St Edmunds, and officers are keen to hear from anyone who may have seen the vehicle being driven in that area, or witnessed people parking and exiting it.

On Monday afternoon, officers arrested a 30-year-old man on suspicion of robbery and he was taken to Bury St Edmunds Police Investigation Centre for questioning, but will face no further police action at this time.

Detectives have identified other suspects for the offence and a currently pursuing a number of lines of enquiry to locate them. S

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact West CID at Bury St Edmunds Police Station, quoting reference: 17558/20.

Website – http://www.suffolk.police.uk/contact-us/existing-report-update

Email – DC Mckenna

Phone – Call 101

Crimestoppers – Contact the independent charity Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111, or via their online form: www.crimestoppers-uk.org

Please note in the event of an emergency you should always call 999

Previous release | 23 March 2020 - 4.45pm

Police investigating an armed robbery at a business premises in Bury St Edmunds, have arrested a man in connection with the incident.

Officers were called to Tesco Express in Lawson Place just after 5.50am this morning, Monday 23 March.

Two men with knives entered the building at around 5.30am, where they grabbed hold of and threatened members of staff, before stealing cash, two mobile phones and the key to a white Suzuki Alto, which was then stolen from outside.

This afternoon, officers arrested a 30-year-old man from Bury St Edmunds on suspicion of robbery and he has been taken to the Police Investigation Centre for questioning.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact West CID at Bury St Edmunds Police Station, quoting reference: 17558/20.

Website – http://www.suffolk.police.uk/contact-us/existing-report-update

Phone – Call 101

Crimestoppers – Contact the independent charity Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111, or via their online form: www.crimestoppers-uk.org

Please note in the event of an emergency you should always call 999

Previous release | 23 March 2020 - 10.45am

Police are appealing for witnesses following an armed robbery at a business premises in Bury St Edmunds.

Officers were called to Tesco Express in Lawson Place just after 5.50am this morning, Monday 23 March.

Two men with knives entered the building at around 5.30am, where they grabbed hold of and threatened members of staff, before stealing cash, two mobile phones and the key to a white Suzuki Alto, which was then stolen from outside.

The victims have been left very shaken by the incident, but have not sustained any serious physical injuries.

The suspects both spoke with local accents and are described as follows:

-           Suspect one: white, aged in his mid-20s, around 5ft 9in tall, of slim build and with short, dark hair. He had a scarf covering his face, and was wearing dark-coloured clothing.

-           Suspect two: white, aged in his mid-30s, slightly taller than male one, of slim build and with brown hair. He had a tea towel/scarf around his head and was wearing black gloves. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact West CID at Bury St Edmunds Police Station, quoting reference: 17558/20.

Website – http://www.suffolk.police.uk/contact-us/existing-report-update

Phone – Call 101

Crimestoppers – Contact the independent charity Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111, or via their online form: www.crimestoppers-uk.org

Please note in the event of an emergency you should always call 999