A 32-year-old man has been arrested in connection with three robbery incidents occurring at business premises in Hoxne, Fressingfield and Diss.

The most recent crime took place at around 11.20am on Friday 1 May, at the Post Office in Low Street, Hoxne.

A man brandishing a knife entered the building and made demands for money, but ran away when a panic alarm was activated. No money was handed over and no one was harmed.

Later the same evening, officers arrested a 32-year-old man at an address in Eye on suspicion of robbery in connection with the incident.

The man was also arrested on suspicion of another robbery occurring at the Diss Food and Wine Store in Market Place, on Tuesday 21 April, where a man brandishing what was believed to be a knife stole a quantity of cash.

He was taken to Great Yarmouth Police Investigation Centre for questioning, where he was further arrested on suspicion of a third offence of robbery, which took place at Mace Stores in New Street, Fressingfield, on Wednesday 1 April, where staff were threatened with a knife and a quantity of cash was stolen.

Also whilst in custody, he was further arrested on suspicion of a number of offences of making off without payment from filling stations across Suffolk and Norfolk.

After being questioned by detectives, the suspect was released on bail until Thursday 14 May pending further enquiries.

Anyone with information about these crimes is asked to contact East CID at Lowestoft Police Station.

Email – EastCID@suffolk.pnn.police.uk

Phone – Call 101

Crimestoppers – Contact the independent charity Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111

Please note in the event of an emergency you should always call 999