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Man attempts to rob cash from BP Garage in Sudbury

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A man attempted to rob a filling station in Sudbury this week, resulting in a police appeal for information to help catch the perpetrator.

The incident took place at the BP Garage in Northern Road on Monday, when a man entered the shop at approximately 6.20pm.

He then approached the till and made a demand for money from the member of staff working behind the counter.

After the staff member refused to comply with his demand, the suspect made a reference to an offensive weapon, although he did not produce one, nor was one seen on his person.

The staff member subsequently pressed the panic alarm button, which led to the suspect leaving the shop and heading across the forecourt, in the direction of Waldingfield Road.

The attempted robber is described as a white man, aged in his 20s, who was unshaven and of medium build.

At the time of the incident, he had been wearing a grey hooded top with the hood up.

Suffolk Police would now like to hear from anybody who witnessed what happened, who saw any suspicious activity in the vicinity of Northern Road around the time stated, or who has any information about the incident.

If you can help the police with their investigation, get in touch with West CID at Bury St Edmunds Police Station by calling 101, quoting the incident reference number 21247/19.

Alternatively, you can contact the Crimestoppers charity anonymously on 0800 555111.

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