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Sudbury bookmakers attempted armed robbery sees 31-year-old London man charged



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A man who allegedly used an imitation handgun to take money from a Sudbury bookmakers has been charged with attempted robbery.

It follows an incident at Borehamgate Precinct in King Street on Wednesday, at around 3.15pm.

A man walked into the bookmakers making demands for money with a weapon described as a firearm.

Borehamgate Precinct in King Street, Sudbury. Picture: Google Maps.
Borehamgate Precinct in King Street, Sudbury. Picture: Google Maps.

This was linked to another incident in King Street in Sudbury where a man approached a woman asking for a cigarette.

When she refused, he threatened her with what was described as a handgun and then left - no one was hurt in either incident and no money was taken.

Mohamad Al Sarnawi, 31, of Salmon Lane, London was charged with attempted robbery of a bookmakers, possession an imitation firearm with intent to cause unlawful violence, one count of fraud and a fourth charge of possession of an imitation firearm, with intent to commit robbery.

He was remanded in custody to appear before Ipswich Magistrates' Court today.