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Police appeal after man is robbed and threatened with a handgun in Newmarket

Police appeal after town robbery
Police appeal after town robbery

A 42-year-old man from Newmarket has been arrested after a man was attacked by three robbers with a baseball bat and threatened with a handgun.

The incident happened just after 8.10pm yesterday when the victim, a man in his 30s was attacked by three black men on a path near Lester Piggott Way and robbed of cash.

He was then walked to Depot Road, wheretwo of his assailants got into a car, described as a silver Toyota, and threatened him with a handgun.

He was them walkedacross the road to Elizabeth Avenue by one of the suspects as the car followed but the managed to get and ran into the Co-Op store to get help.

The attackers thenwent to a house in Scaltback Drivewhere they damaged a window and door as part of what police believe to be a targeted attack

An hour after the attack officers arrested a 42-year-old man on suspicion of conspiracy to commit robbery. He was taken to Bury St Edmunds Police Investigation Centre where he remains for questioning.

At around midnight a silver car was stopped by police in Essex in connection with the incident when the driver was arrested.

Officers are also investigating potential links between the attack and a robbery near the junction of Newmarket's Windsor Road and Edinburgh Road between 7.30pm and 8pm last night when three men were approached by two black men who assaulted one of them and stole his Gucci shoulder bag. The two suspects are then believed to have got into a silver car which was parked in Windsor Road.

Detectives would like to hear from anyone who witnessed any of the incidents at the locations mentioned above between 8pm and 8.30pm last night, or who saw a silver car – believed to be a Toyota – in and around those locations with four males inside.

Anyone with information about these incidents is asked to contact West CID at Bury St Edmunds Police Station on 101 quoting reference 30819/19, or by providing an online update via the constabulary website: www.suffolk.police.uk/contact-us/existing-report-update

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