Court proceedings adjourned for man accused of two Essex knife-point robberies
The case of a 37-year-old man who was arrested in connection with two knife-point robberies in Clacton has been adjourned until next month.
Before Ipswich Crown Court today (Monday) for a plea and trial preparation hearing via a prison video link was Simon Harrigan, of Granville Road, Clacton, who faces two charges of robbery and two of threatening a person with an offensive weapon.
The case was adjourned until January 26 for medical reports and Harrigan was remanded in custody.
Essex Police were called at around 12.35pm on Saturday, November 4, to reports of a robbery at Best One, in High Street.
They were then called to a report of another robbery in the Coral betting shop, in Station Road, at 5.20pm.
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A police spokesman said the suspect had fled the scene with a three-figure sum of cash.
A man was arrested in Pier Avenue at around 10.15pm the same day.
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None of the victims were injured during the robberies according to police.