December 9 2013 Latest news:
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
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.”
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.