Lowestoft: Armed Robber Scared Off

4 December 2011, 08:30

A robber armed with a knife has been scared off in Lowestoft after a worker set off a personal alarm.

Police in Lowestoft are now appealing for witnesses after the attempted robbery.

At approximately 6.20pm on Friday 2nd December a man entered the store in Oxford Road, Lowestoft and asked the female shop assistant for change. When she refused he then demanded money, produced a small knife and attempted to open the till himself.

The man ran from the shop empty handed when the shop assistant sounded a personal safety alarm and called for help.

The man is described as white, aged in his late 30s, early 40s, around 5’9’’ – 5’10’’ tall, of stocky build, he spoke with a local accent and wore a beige coloured fleece, a dark beanie hat and a red and black scarf, which was partially covering his face.

Anyone who was in the area and saw this man, or recognises him from the description is asked to call DC Alan Barnes at Lowestoft CID on 101 or Crime stoppers on 0800 555 111.