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Martin's newsagents in Haverhill burgled just one month after being attacked by a robber




Barely four weeks after being targeted by a knife-carrying robber, a Haverhill newsagents has again fallen foul of a crime after being raided by a burglar.

Although a spokesman for Suffolk Police said they are not linking the two incidents at this stage, they are appealing for witnesses to come forward after the latest attack on Martin's, in the town's High Street.

It happened at some point this morning between 4.30am and 5am.

A suspect entered the shop by kicking the bottom glass pane of the front door to gain entry and steal scratch cards from the premises.

It is thought the suspect was male and was wearing a blue hoody and dark jeans.

Martin's newsagents in Haverhill High Street (5928611)
Martin's newsagents in Haverhill High Street (5928611)

On Saturday, November 10 a man threatened a member of staff at Martin's with a knife before making off with a handbag at about 6pm

He had knocked on the back door of the shop and when it was opened by a member of staff, he forced his way inside and threatened the employee with a knife and stole a handbag, before fleeing on foot.

Police later issued an e-fit likeness of the man wanted in connection with the November 10 incident (imiage below).

The man was described as white, in his late 40s or early 50s, between 5ft 8in and 5ft 9in tall and of a stocky build. He had a rounded face with some sort of mark on his left cheek.

Police issued this e-fit likeness of a man wanted in connection with the burglary at Martin's in Haverhill
Police issued this e-fit likeness of a man wanted in connection with the burglary at Martin's in Haverhill

He was wearing a black woollen beanie hat, black bomber jacket, black trousers and black gloves.

Anyone who witnessed the most recent incident, saw any suspicious behaviour, or has knowledge of the incident should contact Haverhill police on 101, quoting crime reference 37/71477/18

Alternatively, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers 100 per cent anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via their anonymous online form at crimestoppers-uk.org.



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