Man held over shop robbery bid

Wednesday, 29th June 2016, 6:02 pm
Updated Wednesday, 29th June 2016, 7:08 pm

Police say it is in connection with an attempted armed robbery at Gina’s in Clayhall Road on Monday, June 20.

Shortly after 5.15pm a man who had his face covered walked into Gina’s and placed a knife and a bag on to the counter.

He demanded cash, but was refused and was prevented from getting behind the counter by a 71-year-old woman, who was not hurt.

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The man then left and rode off on a blue and white bicycle.

The victim described the man as 5ft 6ins tall and slim.

He wore a black wool balaclava, a large hooded navy jacket, and black tracksuit bottoms.

He was carrying a lime green bag which had a pull cord top.

If you saw anyone acting suspiciously in the area please call DC Dave Sheppard at Fratton Police Station on 101 or contact us via the website

The 35-year-old has been bailed until August 15.