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Man charged following armed robbery at Norfolk supermarket

A 31-year-old man has been charged with a number of offences following an armed robbery and car jacking at a supermarket in King’s Lynn on Friday night.

Location of incident in King's Lynn. Credit: ITV News, Anglia

Officers were called to Tesco in Gaywood shortly before 7.40pm following reports of a knifepoint robbery and a car hijacking.

A number of units were deployed and enquiries led officers to arrest a man in nearby Tennyson Avenue a short time later.

Andrew Hennells, of Riverview Way, Gaywood, King’s Lynn, has been charged with two counts of robbery and is accused of stealing £410 in cash and a motor vehicle.

He also faces a charge of harassment and possession of an offensive weapon (kitchen knife) in connection with the incident.

Hennells has been remanded in police custody to appear at King’s Lynn Magistrates Court on Monday 16 February.

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Armed police called to supermarket hijacking

Armed police were called to a Norfolk supermarket last night after a man threatened staff with a knife, then hi-jacked a car.

The man went into Tesco armed with a knife Credit: ITV News Anglia

The man went into Tesco on St Faith's Drive in King's Lynn at just after 7.30pm. He took cash, then hi-jacked a customer's car then fled from the scene. No-one was injured.

Officers later arrested a 31-year-old man at an address on Tennyson Road, on suspicion of two counts of robbery. They took him to King's Lynn Police Investigation Centre for questioning.

The car taken from the Tesco car park was found nearby. Police also recovered a knife.

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