UPDATE: Police renew appeals to attempted armed robbery in Lowestoft

A SHOP assistant was threatened with a gun during an attempted armed robbery in Lowestoft.

Police are renewing appeals for information after the attempted armed robbery at a shop in Lowestoft about 8pm on Friday evening (December 16).

Just after 8pm a white man entered Kerry's Mini Market on Stanley Street and demanded cash from the till, threatening the assistant with a gun.

The assistant called the police and the man fled empty-handed.

The man is of stocky build, about 5ft 10ins tall wearing a black jacket, a dark coloured hooded top with the hood up, dark combat trousers, large black boots, white socks, light coloured gloves. He was also carrying a small black bag.

'Detectives are continuing enquiries into the incident and are asking anyone who may have been in central Lowestoft around this time to think back to see if they remember seeing someone meeting this description,' a police spokesman said. 'Officers are also keen to hear from anyone with information about the incident or the offender.'

• If you can help please call Lowestoft CID on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously if required, on 0800 555 111

Most Read

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter