Monday, August 18, 2014

Man wearing bin bag over his head waited in queue before trying to rob supermarket

A 20-year-old man who tried to rob a supermarket wearing a black bin bag over his head waited in a queue before demanding money, a court has heard.

Kevin Clarence, from Limavady, County Londonderry, Northern Ireland, was charged with attempted robbery on 10 August. He was remanded in custody at Derry Magistrates' Court on Thursday.

A defence solicitor for Mr Clarence said there was identification and circumstantial evidence against him. The court heard that a man wearing a black bin bag over his head had queued up and demanded money from a shop assistant in the supermarket.

Another member of staff then approached the man who said: "I'll be back", before leaving the shop. A police officer told the court that Mr Clarence had only been released from prison in June for a similar offence and was still on licence. Clarence is expected to appear in court again in September.

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