Plymouth knifepoint robbery accused in court
THE case against a man accused of robbing a city convenience store at knifepoint has been sent to Plymouth Crown Court.
Lee Fenn is accused of the armed robbery of a Premier Store in Pennycross.
The 33-year-old has been charged with robbing the Melrose Avenue store at knifepoint in a high-profile police incident on April 10 last year.
The Crown Prosecution Service says Fenn stole £646 in cash and some cigarettes.
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The Herald reported at the time how shaken staff had called police to the scene.
They claimed two men in dark clothing and appearing to wear moneybags over their heads had entered the shop armed with knives at around 7pm.
A manhunt was immediately launched with police dogs and the force helicopter conducting searches in the area.
Fenn, who was later arrested in connection with the alleged incident, was in the dock at Plymouth Magistrates' Court yesterday.
No pleas were entered and the case was formally committed to the city's Crown Court.
Fenn, of Macaulay Crescent in Manadon, was released on bail until the next hearing.
He is due to go before the senior court on February 11.
Two other men were also originally arrested on suspicion of robbery as part of the investigation.
The men, aged 41 and 25, were later released by police with no further action to be taken against them.