Shanklin man arrested for robbery

Police appeal for witnesses to a robbery that took place in Shanklin on Friday evening. He was seen to be carrying a knife, but no one was attacked with it.

Police are continuing to investigate a report of a robbery at a shop on the Isle of Wight after a man was arrested.

Officers were called at 9.50pm on Friday, September 7, 2012 to M & M Wardle newsagents in Shanklin High Street.

It was reported a man had entered the shop and stolen several cans of beer. One member of staff saw the man holding a knife by his chest.

No one was attacked or injured.

Man arrested
A 27-year-old man from Shanklin, Isle of Wight was arrested later the same evening on suspicion of robbery.

He was questioned and bailed until September 23, 2012 pending further enquiries.

Get in touch
Witnesses or anyone with information are asked to contact Shanklin police station by phoning 101.

Mini-Com users can call the police on 18001 101. Information can be given anonymously by calling the Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.

Image: Mark Busa under CC BY 2.0

Tuesday, 11th September, 2012 8:01am



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Waste of time police bothering. If charged and he pleads guilty or is found guilty, his counsel will relate some sob story and he will probably receive a community/ referral order and off he goes.
The whole incident will have cost thousands in police and court time and achieved nothing.