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Shop worker refuses to hand over cash in knifepoint robbery

PUBLISHED: 13:00 12 December 2017 | UPDATED: 17:34 12 December 2017

A man and a woman have been charged in connection with an attempted robbery in Norwich. Picture: Archant library.

A man and a woman have been charged in connection with an attempted robbery in Norwich. Picture: Archant library.

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Detectives have charged a man and woman after a shop worker was threatened with knives in a terrifying weekend incident.

The robbery happened around 8pm on Saturday December 9 when two people burst into a shop in Heigham Street, Norwich and demanded money.

When the employee refused to hand over any cash, they left without stealing anything.

Ben Ashford of Rackham Road in Norwich and Katie Lane of Shorncliffe Avenue in Norwich, who are both 25, were arrested on Monday in connection with the incident and were charged with robbery and possession of a knife in a public place.

Lane was also charged in connection with a separate robbery at a shop in Bowers Avenue in the city on Monday. A member of staff was threatened, but nothing was stolen.

Both were remanded in custody to appear at Norwich Magistrates Court this morning, Tuesday 12 December.

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