Facebook confession revealed as man admits armed raid on King’s Lynn store

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A man who admitted robbing a Gaywood supermarket at knifepoint last month told of his crime on social media shortly before the incident, it has been revealed.

Andrew Hennells, 31, of Riverview Way, Gaywood, is due to be sentenced next month after he admitted the offence this week.

Hennells pleaded guilty to a single charge of robbery and a further count of possessing an offensive weapon, a knife, when he appeared before Norwich Crown Court on Wednesday.

However, no pleas were entered in connection with a second charge of robbery and a count of breaching an injunction.

The case related to an incident at the Tesco store in St Faith’s Drive, Gaywood, which happened at around 7.40pm on Friday, February 13.

More than £400 in cash was stolen during the raid and armed police were sent to the area following calls from the public.

It has now emerged that Hennells posted a comment on his Facebook page 15 minutes before the robbery was reported to police.

The message read: “Doing. Tesco. Over.”

He also posted a picture of a large knife on the social networking site, as well as comments towards another man.

Hennells has been remanded in custody until April 8, for pre-sentence reports to be prepared.