Brighton armed robbery suspect due in court

Posted On 20 Nov 2012 at 12:12 pm

A labourer from Brighton is due to appear in court this morning charged with trying to carry out an armed robbery at a Brighton convenience store.

Richard Slater, 62, of Walmer Crescent, Bevendean, has been charged with attempted robbery and having a knife after the attempted robbery of a shop on the morning of Sunday 21 October.

Slater is accused of going into the Coombe Road Convenience Store at about 7.30am and threatening the shopkeeper with a knife.

The prosecution is expected to say that the 44-year-old shopkeeper fought off Slater who left empty-handed.

He is due to appear at Brighton Magistrates’ Court this morning (Tuesday 20 November).


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