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