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Employee at Martin's newsagent in Haverhill threatened by a knife-carrying robber

A man threatened a member of staff at a Haverhill newsagents with a knife before making off with a handbag after dark on Saturday.

Police are now appealing for help to find the robber after the drama that took place at Martin's, in High Street, at 6pm.

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

The man is 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.

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

Anyone who may have seen the incident, saw any suspicious activity or thinks they recognise the description of the man should contact Suffolk Constabulary on 101 quoting reference 37/65276/18.

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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