Suffolk

Arrest following thwarted robbery in Bury St Edmunds

Thurlow Champness jewellers
Image caption The jewellers in Bury St Edmunds was raided on Monday

A man has been arrested in connection with a robbery at a jewellers which was thwarted by a 70-year-old.

Four robbers wearing black motorcycle helmets raided Thurlow Champness jewellers at Abbeygate Street, Bury St Edmunds, on Monday morning.

One man, wielding a sledgehammer, ran from the shop with a bag of jewellery, but it was grabbed by the man.

Police said a 32-year-old man from Islington was being held at a police station in London.

Police said inquiries were continuing and anyone with information was asked to call Suffolk Police.

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