Teenager charged with attempted armed robbery

The Willows where Willows Newsagent is located Picture: GOOGLE MAPS

The Willows where Willows Newsagent is located Picture: GOOGLE MAPS - Credit: Archant

A 16-year-old from Colchester has been charged in connection with an attempted robbery where shop staff were threatened with a knife.

Essex Police were called to the scene of a robbery in The Willows at around 1.50pm on Sunday, November 11.

It was reported that a person went into the Willows Newsagents and threatened a member of staff with a knife.

Thankfully nothing was taken from the store and the would-be robber left empty handed.

A 16-year-old boy has since been arrested.


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He was later charged with attempted robbery and possession of a knife in a public place.

The teenager will appear at Chelmsford Magistrates Court today, Monday, November 12.

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