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Man attacked and robbed at knife-point in Hospital Road, Bury St Edmunds

PUBLISHED: 19:26 18 April 2017 | UPDATED: 19:26 18 April 2017

Bury St Edmunds police station.

Bury St Edmunds police station.

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Two men arrested after a man reported being attacked and robbed at knife-point in Bury St Edmunds in the early hours of this morning have been released under investigation.

A man in his 20s told police that he had been attacked and robbed by two male attackers who brandished a knife in Hospital Road at around 3.25am this morning, a spokesman for Suffolk Constabulary said.

The man reported the offence to officers at Bury St Edmunds police station. He was not injured and did not require hospital treatment, the force spokesman said.

At around 6.15am this morning, two men, a 55-year-old and a 46-year-old, were detained and arrested on suspicion of robbery by police who were investigating the incident.

The men, both from Bury St Edmunds, were interviewed by detectives and released pending further enquiries.

The victim told police that the attackers “went through his pockets”. Police cannot yet confirm what was taken, but it is thought a mobile phone was taken.

It is not known if the knife has been recovered.

Witnesses or anyone with information about the incident should call Suffolk police on 101, quoting reference 29523/17.

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