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Teenager arrested in Plymouth newsagents knifepoint robbery probe

By Plymouth Herald  |  Posted: November 05, 2013

  • The attempted robbery happened at this newsagents in Leigham


A TEENAGER has been arrested following reports of a knifepoint robbery at a Plymouth newsagents.

Officers were called to Leigham last night after reports that a shopkeeper had fought off a male brandishing a knife - by using his shop scales.

Police said the suspect had entered PA & DJ Drummond newsagents at around 5.20pm and demanded money, threatening the owner with a knife.

A teenager was arrested at around 11pm last night on suspicion of robbery and possession of Class B drugs, a force spokeswoman confirmed.

The 15-year-old, who is from Plymouth, remains in police custody this morning.

The Devon and Cornwall Police spokeswoman said one person suffered a small cut to their finger in the alleged incident in Thurlestone Walk.

Pete Drummond has owned the PA & DJ Drummond newsagents for 45 years.

He was keen to thank his ‘loyal’ customers for their concern.

Speaking to The Herald, he said: “I want to thank the loyal customers who have been checking that I’m ok and have been here for me since it happened.

“The only thing I want to do is let them know that I’m OK.”

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