Ipswich – Man charged with attempted robbery
A 28-year-old man has been charged with an attempted robbery at a convenience shop in Ipswich last week.
The incident occurred between 6.05pm and 6.10pm on Thursday 14 January at a retail premises in Duke Street.
A man approached the counter and demanded money from the till stating he had a gun in his pocket, but the victim refused and the suspect then fled the scene. A weapon was not produced or seen during the incident.
Following initial police enquiries, a man was arrested on suspicion of the crime at around 8.45pm the following evening and he was taken to Martlesham Police Investigation Centre for questioning.
Patrice Pryor, of Wherstead Road, Ipswich, was subsequently charged with attempted robbery and appeared before Ipswich Magistrates Court on Saturday 16 January.
He was remanded in custody pending an appearance at Ipswich Crown Court on Monday 15 February.