King’s Lynn man in court over knifepoint store robbery claims

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A man has appeared in court this morning, Monday, February 16, charged with two counts of robbery in connection with an alleged incident at a Gaywood supermarket on Friday night.

Armed police were called to the Tesco store in St Faith’s Drive at around 7.40pm following reports that a man armed with a knife had made off with cash from the customer service counter, before hijacking a car in the car park.

Andrew Hennells, 31, of Riverview, Gaywood, was charged by police on Saturday and appeared before Lynn magistrates yesterday morning.

He faces two counts of robbery, one charge of possession of an offensive weapon and a charge of breaching a restraining order.

Josephine Jones, prosecuting, said all of the charges related to the alleged incident.

No pleas were entered to any of the allegations and solicitor Roger Glazebrook, representing Hennells, made no application for bail.

Hennells, who was flanked by a security officer, had to be told to be quiet at one point during the brief hearing.

He was remanded in custody to appear before Norwich Crown Court via videolink on March 2.

He waved to a woman in the public gallery as he was led away to the cells.