Suffolk

Police given more time to quiz Ipswich robbery suspects

The crime scene in Tavern Street, Ipswich
Image caption Men on motorcycles used a sledgehammer to smash a window at the store

Police have been given more time to questions three men arrested in connection with an armed robbery at a jewellers in Suffolk.

A gang on motorcycles held up Goldsmiths jewellers in Tavern Street, Ipswich on Wednesday morning.

Police have until 2300 BST to question two men from Essex and a man from London.

Officers are trying to trace a fourth man who they want to question in connection with the robbery.

Suffolk Police said staff were threatened and some watches were stolen. The motorcycles were later found abandoned in Dale Hall Lane.

A sledgehammer, which is thought to have been used in the robbery, has also been recovered.

A van, a BMW car and a Mini Cooper, believed by police to have been used as getaway vehicles, were found near Marks Tey in Essex.

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