Overnight shop raids in Suffolk, witnesses speak of 'loud bang'

Trimley St Martin, Suffolk Credit: ITV News Anglia

Witnesses have told ITV News Anglia of how a car reversed into the front of a convenience store in Trimley St Martin near Felixstowe in Suffolk last night (Monday 8th January) to try to steal a cash machine.

A loud crash was heard at around 11.30pm with witnesses saying a cable was attached to the car and the cash machine. As the car moved forward it flipped onto its roof. Two people got out and drove off in another vehicle.

It comes as another robbery at a store took place at Lavenham around forty five minutes later at just after midnight, but this time sledge hammers were used.

The cable used in the Trimley St Martin raid Credit: ITV News Anglia

“The health, safety and wellbeing of our employees is of utmost importance. This incident happened when the store was closed and no colleagues were thankfully hurt. We will be working hard to get our store ready to open to the public as soon as possible once it has been declared safe. We are working closely with the relevant authorities in response to this incident.”

– A McColl’s spokesperson
Damage has been caused to a store in Fordham. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A third attempted cash machine robbery also took place at Fordham near Soham in Cambridgeshire in the early hours.

Police say the attempted cash machine ram-raid happened at around 1.30am, but nothing was taken.

Police say they are keeping an 'open mind' as to whether it is linked to the two attempted robberies in Suffolk.