Man charged with attempted robbery in Burnley

A man has been charged by detectives investigating an attempted robbery in Burnley.

Saturday, 24th August 2019, 1:04 pm
Updated Saturday, 24th August 2019, 2:04 pm
Lancashire police

Police were called around 8.40pm on Thursday August 22 to reports of an incident at Food and Booze in Lyndhurst Road.

A man had entered the store and allegedly threatened a shop worker with a knife demanding cash from the till.

The victim fought the man off, with the attacker leaving the scene empty-handed.

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Police said Kyle Carter, aged 19, of Mitella Street, Burnley, has been charged with attempted robbery and possession of a bladed article.

He was due to appear before Burnley Magistrates’ Court this morning.