Man charged after threats with alleged handgun made outside Nuneaton supermarket - The Coventry Observer

Man charged after threats with alleged handgun made outside Nuneaton supermarket

Coventry Editorial 12th Apr, 2024 Updated: 12th Apr, 2024   0

A MAN has been charged after threats were made to supermarket shop staff in Nuneaton.

On April 10 at just after 10pm, officers were called to a report of a shop worker being threatened with an alleged handgun outside of a supermarket on Newtown Road in Nuneaton.

The man, after threatening the shop worker, was then followed out of the store and made off towards a nearby shop as a call to 999 was made.

Police arrived to take a statement from the victim before leaving, but at around 11.40pm thee same man reportedly returned to the store and attempted to take four bottles of spirits, two joints of meat, and four pairs of jeans without paying for them.

He was reportedly prevented from leaving the building by shop staff, and shortly after arrested by attending officers.

Mark Brookes, 50 from Abbey Street in Nuneaton, was charged with theft from a shop and possession of an imitation firearm with intent to cause fear of violence.




He remains in custody and will appear in Warwick Crown Court on May 10.


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