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Lowestoft man charged in connection with attempted armed robbery of Young's Convenience Store in Beaconsfield Road



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A 19-year-old Lowestoft man has been charged in connection with an attempted armed robbery at a convenience shop in the town that took place in the summer.

It happened at 9.50pm on August 10, at Young’s Convenience Store in Beaconsfield Road, when a man entered the premises and asked a member of staff about alcohol and cigarettes, while he placed a bag on the counter.

He then demanded that cash was put into the bag, while he was holding what appeared to be a small handgun.

A 19-year-old Lowestoft man has been charged in connection with an attempted armed robbery at a convenience shop in the town that took place in the summer. Picture: Google Maps
A 19-year-old Lowestoft man has been charged in connection with an attempted armed robbery at a convenience shop in the town that took place in the summer. Picture: Google Maps

The member of staff then walked out from behind the counter and the suspect backed away towards the door.

He then brandished a knife and continued to make demands, before running off leaving the bag behind.

Detectives initially arrested a 19-year-old man in connection with this offence on August 27, who was released on bail after questioning.

Kyle Holder, of Notley Road, Lowestoft, answered bail yesterday and was charged with three offences - attempted robbery, possession of an imitation firearm with intent to cause fear of violence and possession of a knife in a public place.

Holder has been bailed to appear at Great Yarmouth Magistrates’ Court on October 27.

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