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Bulphan man held after Ipswich heist

A BULPHAN man is among three men set to appear in court today (Friday) charged with conspiring to rob a town centre jewellers.

This comes after an armed robbery at Goldsmiths Jewellers in Tavern Street, Ipswich shortly after 10am on Wednesday, when a gang of robbers broke the shop window with a sledgehammer and stole a quantity of high value watches reports the East Anglian Daily Times

Robbers made off on two motorbikes which were later found dumped in bikes in Dale Hall Lane, Ipswich. 
Police say the robbers then transferred into other vehicles – a van, BMW and Mini.

Forensic officers cordoned off the area around Dale Hall Lane for four hours on Wednesday afternoon to examine the motorbikes.

Around an hour after the robbery a van was stopped by police officers from Suffolk and Essex on the London-bound A12 near Kelvedon, and two men were arrested.

Shortly afterwards officers stopped a BMW, again near Kelvedon, and arrested a third man.

A Mini was discovered by Essex Police on the A12 near Chelmsford shortly after 3.30pm but there was no driver at the scene.

Police continue to hunt a fourth man and are liaising with colleagues in another force to locate him.

Danny O’Bryan, a 21-year-old mechanic from Church Lane in Bulphan, Essex, railway worker Benjamin Murphy, 25, of Austen Close, Loughton, Essex and 24-year-old social worker Charles Onyemelukwe, of Cubitt Street in Camden, in north London were last night charged with one count of conspiracy to rob.

They remained in police custody overnight ahead of their scheduled appearance at South East Suffolk Magistrates’ Court today.

n Anyone with information about the robbery can contact Suffolk police on 01473 613500.


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