Man charged with attempted robbery of betting shop in Sudbury

A man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted robbery after an incident in Borehamgate in Sudbury

Mohamad Al Sarnawi has been charged after an attempted robbery in Sudbury - Credit: Google Maps

A 31-year-old man has been charged with attempting to rob a betting shop and possessing a firearm in Sudbury.

The initial incident happened at a store in Borehamgate at about 3.15pm on Wednesday, Suffolk police said.

A man walked into a betting shop and made demands with attempts for money with a weapon described as a firearm.

He then left the scene.

The attempted robbery has been linked to another incident that happened in King Street on the same day.

A man approached a woman asking for a cigarette but she refused, before he then threatened her with what was described as a handgun before leaving the scene.

No-one was hurt in either incident and no money was taken.

Mohamad Al Sarnawi, of Salmon Lane in London, has now been charged with attempted robbery of a bookmakers, possession an imitation firearm with intent to cause unlawful violence, fraud and possession of an imitation firearm with intent to commit robbery.

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He was due to appear before Suffolk Magistrates' Court on Friday.