Woman charged in connection with attempted armed robbery of McColl's in Sudbury
A 50-year-old woman has been charged in connection with the attempted robbery of a convenience store in Sudbury with a knife.
Police officers were called out to McColl’s in Market Hill shortly before 8.45am yesterday, in response to reports that a woman had entered the shop holding what was believed to have been a bladed item.
Witnesses say the assailant threatened a member of staff with the blade, before demanding cash from till, but the staff member refused to hand over any money.
Suffolk Police confirmed that a woman was placed under arrest and taken to the Police Investigation Centre in Bury St Edmunds for questioning.
Linda Goodswin, of Drake Road in Sudbury, was subsequently charged with attempted robbery, and the possession of a knife blade or sharp pointed article in a public place.
She also faces two separate charges linked to the communication of false information, relating to offences that took place in Sudbury between Monday, February 4 and Tuesday, February 5.
She is due to appear at Ipswich Magistrates' Court today.