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Man arrested on suspicion of robbery after shopkeeper is threatened

PUBLISHED: 06:40 29 February 2020

A brave shopkeeper scuffled with a would-be robber at The Card Stop convenience store on the junction of St Margaret’s Road and Sussex Road in Lowestoft. Picture: Mark Boggis

A brave shopkeeper scuffled with a would-be robber at The Card Stop convenience store on the junction of St Margaret’s Road and Sussex Road in Lowestoft. Picture: Mark Boggis

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A man in his 20s has been arrested on suspicion of robbery after a brave shopkeeper was pushed to the ground in a late night incident.

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."

No money was taken in the incident.

A police spokesman said: "A 23-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of robbery and has been released to answer bail at Great Yarmouth police station on March 16."

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