Calls for more police patrols after armed robbery in Sudbury

Strawberry Stores in Ballingdon Street, Sudbury.
Strawberry Stores in Ballingdon Street, Sudbury.

There have been calls for a stronger police presence in Sudbury after a man was arrested following an alleged armed robbery in the town last night (March 31).

Officers were called to the Strawberry Stores shop in Ballingdon Street, Sudbury, at 6.44pm after a man allegedly entered the premises and threatened staff with a knife and demanded money and cigarettes.

He then left the premises in the direction of The Kings Head pub.

A man was arrested soon after.

The shop was targeted in a similar attack in April 2015.

Asking for a stronger police presence in the area, shop manager Pradosh Mohanan said: “We need more patrols. We have all the facilities, CCTV.”

He admitted concern after the shop was hit for the second time, but said he believed it was just a coincidence.

No staff members were hurt during the incident and the shop reopened this morning after police said it was safe to do so.

Anyone with any information should ring police on 101.