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Attempted armed robbery in Caister-on-Sea

17:32 25 July 2014

Eastern Avenue, Caister on Sea

Eastern Avenue, Caister on Sea

Archant

A man armed with a BB gun demanded money after forcing his way into a home in Caister.

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Detectives in Great Yarmouth are appealing for witnesses following the attempted armed robbery in Eastern Avenue.

It happened at about 10.35am today when a man cold called at an address and forced his way into the property.

The intruder, described as white and aged between 20 and 30, claimed to be looking for another man and was searching rooms when he was challenged by the householder.

The suspect threatened the victim with what is believed to be a BB gun before demanding money. The resident refused, stating he didn’t have any cash and went to grab the phone when the offender fled the scene.

The police did not reveal the age of the householder.

Officers are keen to speak with anyone who may have witnessed a man acting suspiciously in the area around the time stated.

Witnesses should contact Det Con Gavin Rivett at Great Yarmouth CID on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Do you know the resident involved? Call Lauren Rogers on 01493 847961 or email lauren.rogers@archant.co.uk.

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