Update: Man charged after attempted robbery at Wymondham shop

A man has been arrested following an attempted robbery at a Wymondham shop.

A man has been arrested following an attempted robbery at a Wymondham shop. - Credit: citizenside.com

A shop worker has spoken of the moment he saw off a would-be robber, who was armed with a knife, from his store.

The member of staff, who asked to remain anonymous, was behind the counter at TG Food and Wine in Wymondham on Sunday when a man entered at about 5.40pm.

The worker said the man asked for a packet of cigarettes before allegedly threatening him with a knife and demanding money from the till. 'I asked him if he was joking with me but then I realised he was serious,' the member of staff said. 'He came into the till area and I asked him to go but he didn't move. I banged my leg on the wooden floor to make a noise and he got a bit jumpy then he moved backwards and I moved towards him. I pushed him outside and he ran away.'

The shop worker suffered a minor cut to his hand during the incident.

'I wasn't scared,' he added. 'It's not a bad area and this sort of thing doesn't really happen. It's not a problem and I'm okay. Now I just carry on.'

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A 55-year-old man was charged with attempted robbery and possession of a bladed article in a public place.

He has been remanded in custody and will appear at Norwich Magistrates Court today at 9.30am.

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