King’s Lynn brothers jailed for knife robberies in Lavenham and Sudbury

Two brothers from King's Lynn were today sentenced to more than 13 years imprisonment for carrying out two armed robberies in Suffolk.

On the evening of Monday, August 9, Adam and Michael Bloy entered the Co-Op store on the High Street in Lavenham armed with knives, and stole cash.

Then on the evening of Friday, August 13, they stole cash from the McDonald's restaurant on Northern Road in Sudbury, again armed with knives.

Following a media appeal both brothers were arrested in Sudbury on Saturday, August 14. Both were charged and remanded in custody.

Adam Bloy, aged 24 and of Woodwark Avenue in King's Lynn, and Michael Bloy, aged 26 and of Springvale, Gayton, King's Lynn pleaded guilty to both robberies earlier this month.

Today at Ipswich Crown Court they were sentenced to six years and eight months in prison each.

Det Insp David Giles said: 'The brothers caused fear in two Suffolk communities, threatening staff in a rural shop and a popular restaurant with knives and escaping with cash.

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'Those members of staff, some of whom were assaulted during the incidents were extremely brave when faced with masked, armed intruders who had come from outside Suffolk to commit crime.

'The help we received from members of the public following an appeal after the Sudbury robbery led to their swift arrests. I would like to thank the media, those people who contacted us, and the officers who put in a lot of hard work to bring the Bloys to justice and help local people after these incidents.

'Both Adam and Michael Bloy have been remanded in custody since they were charged due to the serious nature of their crimes and the threat they pose to others, and today's sentence which keeps them in custody for the next few years is reflective of this.'