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Man charged after Lowestoft ATM robbery

A 39-year-old man is due to appear in court this morning, Thursday 18 April, charged in connection with a robbery in Lowestoft.

It follows an incident in the early hours of yesterday morning, Wednesday 17 April, where a man in his 60s using the ATM at Asda in Horn Hill was pushed from behind and his cash stolen as it was dispensed from the machine.

The victim grabbed the suspect, who managed to escape in a blue MG car that had been stolen in the town the previous day.

Solomon Thomkinson, of Grosvenor Road in Lowestoft, was arrested yesterday afternoon and taken to Great Yarmouth Police investigation centre for questioning.

He has subsequently been charged with robbery and with theft of a motor vehicle.

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

Lowestoft ATM robbery - 17/04/19

Police are appealing for witnesses following a robbery in Lowestoft.

The incident took place around 12am this morning, Wednesday 17 April, in Horn Hill.

The victim, a man in his 60s, was using an ATM at Asda when he was pushed from behind by an unknown man who then removed the cash as it was dispensed from the machine.

The victim grabbed the suspect and sustained minor injuries as a result, including bruising and cuts to his leg. The suspect then fled the scene in a blue MG car in the direction of the A12.

The vehicle used was stolen from the High Street in the town yesterday evening. It has since been located in the vicinity of Kirkley Rise.

The suspect is described as of slim build and approximately 5ft 8ins to 6ft 0ins in height. He was wearing dark clothing including a long-sleeved top and a body warmer, as well as gloves and a white baseball cap.

Witnesses, or anyone with information that may help police with enquiries, are urged to contact Lowestoft CID at Suffolk Police on 101, quoting crime reference 37/21505/19, or you can provide an online update via the force website or email [email protected].

Alternatively, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via their anonymous online form at