Man rebailed following attempted robbery
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Investigations are continuing after a brave shopkeeper in his 70s scuffled with a would-be robber.
A man in his 20s has had his bail period extended once more after he was arrested on suspicion of robbery in connnection with the late night incident at a convenience store.
The shopkeeper, in his 70s, battled with a hooded man just before The Card Stop convenience store, on the junction of St Margaret’s Road and Sussex Road in Lowestoft, closed on February 7.
A man - posing as a customer - had entered the shop at around 10.45pm and asked where he could find a specific card.
The shop owner showed the man where those cards were. But after returning to the counter, he discovered the would-be robber had followed him and was now near the till demanding cash, as he threatened the shopkeeper .
After the incident a police spokesman said: “The owner bravely struggled with the offender, forcing him out of the store onto the street, where the shopkeeper was subsequently assaulted and sustained an eye and hand injury.”
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No money was taken in the incident.
After answering bail in connection with the incident on Thursday, May 7, a police spokesman said: “A 23-year-old man’s bail date has been extended to May 19.”
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