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Cavendish – Three men charged with robbery

Three more people have been charged in connection with the robbery of a woman aged in her 70s, which took place in Cavendish earlier this year. 

The incident occurred in the early hours of Thursday 16 April at a property in Nether Road. 

Three offenders entered the premises just after midnight, where the victim was asleep in her bedroom. She was awoken by a man holding his hands firmly over her mouth and demanding property, while the two other men searched the home. 

After a short time, the victim was able to scream for help, alerting a neighbour who came to assist and raise the alarm. All three men then fled the scene. An untidy search of the property had taken place and an amount of cash and jewellery had been stolen from within.

Today, Wednesday 26 August, three men previously arrested as part of the investigation attended Bury St Edmunds Police Investigation Centre to answer bail, and have all subsequently been charged with robbery as follows: 

-    Steven Lawson, aged 43, of Frances Green, Chelmsford, Essex. (First arrested on 8 June);

-    Ashton Seymour, aged 46, of New Wanstead, in the London Borough of Redbridge. (First arrested on 13 June);

-    Anthony Cosgrove, aged 44, of Lodge Close, Chigwell, Essex. (First arrested on 4 August). 

All three men have been bailed to appear at Ipswich Magistrates’ Court this Friday, 28 August. 

Four men in total have now been charged in connection with this crime. The first arrest was made on Wednesday 22 April, when detectives from Suffolk Police directed colleagues in the Metropolitan Police to an address in Ilford. 

Sammy Okat-Uma, of New North Road, Ilford, was subsequently charged the following day and appeared before magistrates on 24 April. He was remanded in custody and committed to Ipswich Crown Court, where he is next due to appear on Thursday 22 October.  
 

Previous release | 5 August 2020

Police investigating a robbery in Cavendish have arrested a fourth man.

A 44-year-old man from Chigwell was arrested by police yesterday, Tuesday 4 August, on suspicion of robbery.

The incident took place at the home of a woman in her 70s in Nether Road in the village during the early hours of Thursday 16 April.

Three male offenders entered the property just after midnight. The woman occupant was asleep in her bedroom when she was awoken by a man holding his hands firmly over her mouth and demanding property, while the two other men searched the home. After a short time, the victim was able to scream for help, alerting a neighbour who came to assist and raise the alarm. All three men fled the scene.

An untidy search of the property had taken place and an amount of cash and jewellery had been stolen from within.

A 42-year-old man has already been charged in connection with the robbery. Suffolk detectives directed Metropolitan Police officers to an address in Ilford on Wednesday 22 April, where a 42-year-old man was located and arrested in connection with the robbery. He was taken to Bury St Edmunds Police Investigation Centre where he was questioned by officers.

Sammy Okat-Uma, 42, of New North Road, Ilford, Essex, was subsequently charged with robbery and remanded. He appeared before Ipswich Crown Court on 13 July 2020 and was remanded into custody.

Police arrested a second suspect, a 43-year-old man from Basildon, on 8 June in connection with the robbery. He was brought to Bury St Edmunds Police Investigation Centre and has been re-bailed to return to police on 8 September. Officers arrested a third man on suspicion of robbery, a 45-year-old man from Wanstead, London. He was detained on 13 June and has now been re-bailed to return to police on 11 September.

The fourth suspect who was questioned at Bury Police Investigation Centre and has now been bailed to return to police on 26 August.

Previous release | 15 June 2020

Police have arrested two further men in connection with a robbery in Cavendish.

The incident took place at the home of a woman in her 70s in Nether Road in the village during the early hours of Thursday 16 April.

Three male offenders entered the property just after midnight. The woman occupant was asleep in her bedroom when she was awoken by a man holding his hands firmly over her mouth and demanding property, while the two other men searched the home. After a short time, the victim was able to scream for help, alerting a neighbour who came to assist and raise the alarm. All three men fled the scene.

An untidy search of the property had taken place and an amount of cash and jewellery had been stolen from within.

A 42-year-old man has already been charged in connection with the robbery. Suffolk detectives directed Metropolitan Police officers to an address in Ilford on Wednesday 22 April, where a 42-year-old man was located and arrested in connection with the robbery. He was taken to Bury St Edmunds Police Investigation Centre where he was questioned by officers.

Sammy Okat-Uma, 42, of New North Road, Ilford, Essex, was subsequently charged with robbery and remanded into custody. He is next due to appear before Ipswich Crown Court on 13 July 2020.

Police arrested a second suspect, a  43-year-old man from Basildon, on 8 June in connection with the robbery. He was brought to Bury St Edmunds Police Investigation Centre and bailed to return to police on 3 July. Officers have now arrested a third man on suspicion of robbery, a 45-year-old man from Wanstead, London. He was detained on 13 June and has now been bailed to return to police on 8 July.

Previous release | 24 April 2020

Police have charged a 42-year-old man in connection with a robbery in Cavendish.

The incident took place at the home of a woman in her 70s in Nether Road in the village during the early hours of Thursday 16 April.

Three male offenders entered the property just after midnight. The woman occupant was asleep in her bedroom when she was awoken by a man holding his hands firmly over her mouth and demanding property, while the two other men searched the home. After a short time, the victim was able to scream for help, alerting a neighbour who came to assist and raise the alarm. All three men fled the scene.

An untidy search of the property had taken place and an amount of cash and jewellery had been stolen from within.

Suffolk detectives directed Metropolitan Police officers to an address in Ilford on Wednesday 22 April, where a 42-year-old man was located and arrested in connection with the robbery. He was taken to Bury St Edmunds Police Investigation Centre where he was questioned by officers.

Sammy Okat-Uma, 42, of New North Road, Ilford, Essex, has subsequently been charged with robbery.

Okat-Uma was remanded in police custody and is due to appear before Ipswich Magistrates’ Court today, Friday 24 April.

Detectives investigating the robbery are continuing to appeal for any motorists who may have been in the Cavendish area between 10pm on Wednesday 15 April and 1am on Thursday 16 April to come forward with any dash-cam footage or if they saw anything suspicious.

Witnesses or anybody with information regarding the incident should contact West CID, quoting crime reference: 37/21419/20.

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

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Phone – 101

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Previous release | 22 April 2020

A 42-year-old man has been arrested by police after a robbery in Cavendish.

The incident took place at the home of a woman in her 70’s on Nether Road in the village during the early hours of Thursday 16 April.

Three male offenders entered the property just after midnight. The woman occupant was asleep in her bedroom when she was awoken by a man holding his hands firmly over her mouth and demanding property, whilst the two other men searched the home. After a short time the victim was able to scream for help, alerting a neighbour who came to assist and raise the alarm. All three men fled the scene.

An untidy search of the property had taken place and it is not clear at this time if anything was stolen. The victim was not injured but was extremely shaken as a result of the incident.

The suspects are described as being two white men, both approximately 5 feet 6 inches – 5 feet 8 inches tall, and a black man with, with dark eyes and very tall in height.

Officers were attended the scene and made a search of the area but no suspects were located.

Suffolk detectives directed Metropolitan Police officers to an address in Ilford where today, Wednesday 22 April, a 42 year old man was located and arrested in connection with the robbery. He has been brought to Bury St Edmunds Police Investigation Centre where he will be questioned by officers.

Detectives investigating the robbery are appealing for motorists who were in the Cavendish between 10:00pm on Wednesday 15 April and 1:00am on Thursday 16 April to come forward if they have dash cam footage or if they saw anything suspicious.

Witnesses or anybody with information regarding the incident are asked to contact West CID quoting reference 21419/20.

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

Email - [email protected]

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

Phone – 101

Previous release | 16 April 2020

Officers are appealing for witnesses or information after a robbery took place at the home of a woman in her 70’s in Cavendish, near Sudbury, in the early hours of this morning.

Police were called at 00:25am today, Thursday 16 April to reports of a robbery at a residential address on Nether Road in the village.

Three male offenders had entered the property just after midnight. The woman occupant was asleep in her bedroom when she was awoken by a man holding his hands firmly over her mouth and demanding property, whilst the two other men searched the home. After a short time the victim was able to scream for help, alerting a neighbour who came to assist and raise the alarm. All three men fled the scene.

An untidy search of the property had taken place and it is not clear at this time if anything was stolen. The victim was not injured but was extremely shaken as a result of the incident.

The suspects are described as being two white men, both approximately 5 feet 6 inches – 5 feet 8 inches tall, and a black man with, with dark eyes and very tall in height.

Officers were attended the scene at 00:40am and made a search of the area but no suspects were located.

Detective Inspector Tam Burgess said, “This was a despicable incident, especially during the current climate when people’s anxieties are already heightened. These offenders have traumatised an innocent victim in their own home. We continue to support our victim and are actively pursuing all lines of enquiry to locate and detain the people responsible.”

“We ask that anyone who may have been in the local area to consider if they have seen anything or anyone unusual or suspicious?

“We would also ask our community to remain vigilant, especially in respect of neighbours or others nearby who may be vulnerable. As the warmer weather arrives it is worth everybody reviewing their home security measurements, making sure that doors and windows and locked when necessary.”

Detectives investigating the robbery are appealing for motorists who were in the Cavendish between between 10:00pm last night, Wednesday and 1:00am today, Thursday to come forward if they have dash cam footage or if they saw anything suspicious.

Witnesses or anybody with information regarding the incident are asked to contact West CID quoting reference 21419/20.

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

Email -  [email protected]

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

Phone – Call 101

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