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Lowestoft – Man charged in connection with attempted armed robbery

A 19-year-old man has been charged in connection with an attempted armed robbery at a convenience shop in Lowestoft that took place in the summer.

The crime occurred at 9.50pm on Tuesday 10 August, at Young’s Convenience Store in Beaconsfield Road.

A man entered the premises and asked a member of staff about alcohol and cigarettes, while he placed a bag on the counter. He then demanded that cash was put into the bag, while he was holding what appeared to be a small handgun.

The member of staff then walked out from behind the counter and the suspect backed away towards the door where he then brandished a knife and continued to make demands, before running off leaving the bag behind.

Detectives initially arrested a 19-year-old man in connection with this offence on Friday 27 August, who was released on bail after questioning.

Kyle Holder, of Notley Road, Lowestoft, answered bail yesterday, Thursday 14 October, and was charged with three offences as follows:

  • Attempted robbery
  • Possession of an imitation firearm with intent to cause fear of violence
  • Possession of a knife in a public place  

Holder has been bailed to appear at Great Yarmouth Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday 27 October.

Previous release | 31 August 2021

Police investigating an attempted armed robbery at a convenience shop in Lowestoft earlier this month have arrested a man in connection with the incident.

The crime occurred at 9.50pm on Tuesday 10 August, at Young’s Convenience Store in Beaconsfield Road.

A man entered the premises and asked a member of staff about alcohol and cigarettes, while he placed a bag on the counter. He then demanded that cash was put into the bag, while he was holding what appeared to be a small handgun.

The member of staff then walked out from behind the counter and the suspect backed away towards the door where he then brandished a knife and continued to make demands, before running off leaving the bag behind.

A 19-year-old man from Lowestoft was arrested on suspicion of robbery in connection with this offence on Friday 27 August.

He was taken to Great Yarmouth Police Investigation Centre for questioning and subsequently bailed until Thursday 14 October, pending further enquiries.

Anyone who has any information about this incident, is asked to contact East CID at Lowestoft Police Station, quoting crime reference: 43902/21

Website – www.suffolk.police.uk/contact-us/existing-report-update

Email – [email protected]

Phone – Call 101

Alternatively, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111, or via their online form: www.crimestoppers-uk.org

Please note in the event of an emergency you should always call 999

Previous release | 19 August 2021

Police are renewing an appeal for witnesses and releasing CCTV footage, following an attempted armed robbery at a convenience shop in Lowestoft last week.

The incident occurred at 9.50pm on Tuesday 10 August, at Young’s Convenience Store in Beaconsfield Road.

A man entered the premises and asked a member of staff about alcohol and cigarettes, while he placed a bag on the counter. He then demanded that cash was put into the bag, while he was holding what appeared to be a small handgun.

The member of staff then walked out from behind the counter and the suspect backed away towards the door where he then brandished a knife and continued to make demands, before running off leaving the bag behind.

Police are now releasing CCTV footage of the incident, in the hope that someone may recognise the suspect’s voice or the clothing he was wearing.

Detective Inspector Matt Adams said: “Committing a robbery whilst using a firearm to enforce your demands is an exceptionally serious crime and this incident will have been a terrifying ordeal for the member of staff involved.

“I would like to appeal to members of the public in helping us identify this person as soon as possible, unfortunately the CCTV does not show the offenders face but it does have audio so you can hear his voice.

“I am also making a direct appeal to the offender to come forward. We are actively pursuing a number of different lines of enquiry and we will do everything we can to identify you.  

“Although you have committed a very serious crime, thankfully nobody was harmed and you backed away from the member of staff after making your demands. Please contact us and hand yourself in before we identify you, as taking such a positive step will reflect favourably upon you.”

Anyone who believes they know who the suspect is, or who has any information about this incident, is asked to contact East CID at Lowestoft Police Station, quoting crime reference: 43902/21

Website – www.suffolk.police.uk/contact-us/existing-report-update

Email – [email protected]

Phone – Call 101

Alternatively, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111, or via their online form: www.crimestoppers-uk.org

Please note in the event of an emergency you should always call 999

Previous release | 11 August 2021

Police are appealing for witnesses following an attempted robbery at a convenience shop in Lowestoft.

The incident occurred at 9.50pm yesterday, Tuesday 10 August, at Young’s Convenience Store in Beaconsfield Road.

A man entered the premises and asked a member of staff about alcohol and cigarettes, while he placed a rucksack on the counter. He then demanded that cash was put into the rucksack, while he was holding what appeared to be a weapon.

The member of staff then walked back around the counter and the suspect ran off, leaving empty-handed and the rucksack behind.

The suspect is described as male, aged approximately in his 30s and of large build. He was wearing a black hoody, a black face mask, dark green jogging bottoms and black shoes.

Officers would be keen to speak to any residents in the local area with a doorbell camera or private CCTV, as well as anyone who may have captured any relevant dash-cam footage shortly before or after the incident.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact East CID at Lowestoft Police Station, quoting crime reference: 37/43902/21

Website – http://www.suffolk.police.uk/contact-us/existing-report-update

Email – [email protected]

Phone – Call 101

Crimestoppers – Contact the independent charity Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111, or via their online form: www.crimestoppers-uk.org

Please note in the event of an emergency you should always call 999