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Lowestoft man in court charged with robbery of elderly resident

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A man has been charged with robbery after a wallet was taken containing between £600 and £700 in an incident in Lowestoft.

On Thursday, at about 11.10pm at a property on Hawthorn Avenue in the town, a man in his 60s opened the door to a man and a woman, who were known to him, who then grabbed and hit him.

The woman took the victim’s wallet with the money in it, with the victim suffering minor injuries.

Hawthorn Avenue, Lowestoft. Picture: Google Maps.
Hawthorn Avenue, Lowestoft. Picture: Google Maps.

Officers arrested a woman in her 30s on suspicion of robbery on Friday and yesterday arrested a man, also on suspicion of robbery.

Leon Daws, 50, of Burnham Way, Lowestoft, was charged with robbery and one count of assault.

He was remanded to appear before Norwich Magistrates Court this morning.

The woman was released on bail until June 27, pending further inquiries.

Officers said they would like to reassure the local community that this was an isolated targeted incident and are not looking for anyone else in connection with it.