Man arrested over betting shop knifepoint robbery
- Credit: Norfolk Police
Police have arrested a man over an armed robbery at a Norwich betting shop.
The 26-year-old from Ipswich was arrested on June 12 in connection with a number of offences in both Norfolk and Suffolk.
They include two robberies at betting shops one of which occurred at Betfred on London Street in Norwich on July 1 last year, where a quantity of cash was stolen.
He was also arrested in connection with a robbery at Ladbrokes on Nacton Road in Ipswich on October 14 last year and two burglaries in which vehicles were stolen.
Overnight on April 4 and 5 three vehicles were stolen from Simon Shields Cars in Great Bricett, Suffolk, while on May 27 a home burglary at Howards Close in Gislingham, near Eye, saw two vehicles stolen.
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The Ipswich man arrested has subsequently been released under investigation pending further enquiries.
Earlier this year Norfolk police issued a fresh appeal in connection with Norwich Betfred robbery and released CCTV footage that was broadcast on the BBC's Crimewatch Roadshow.
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In the original appeal for information police said: "The incident happened at about 9.45pm when a man entered the shop and threatened two members of staff with a knife. The suspect demanded money and got away with cash."
Anyone with any information should contact Norwich CID on 101, or, alternatively, Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.