Man charged following attempted robbery in Warren Heath yesterday


A 42-year-old man has been charged following an attempted robbery at the store on the outskirts of Ipswich.

Police were called shortly after 2.15pm yesterday to reports of an attempted robbery in Warren Heath.

A man was said to have entered the building allegedly brandishing a kitchen knife and demanded money from staff.

His demands were refused and he left the store empty-handed at which point the crime was reported to police.

Officers attended and searched the area assisted by the police helicopter and dog units, and a man was arrested a short while later and taken to Martlesham Police Investigation Centre for questioning.

It is believed the incident happened in a Homebase store with the man being arrested at the rear of the property.

Robert Baker, of no fixed abode, has been charged with one count of attempted robbery and one count of possessing a knife blade in a public place.

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He appeared at magistrates’ court in Ipswich this morning and has been committed to Ipswich Crown Court for a date to be fixed.