Man arrested in connection with Lidl knifepoint robbery

A MAN has been arrested in connection with a knifepoint robbery at a branch of Lidl in Braintree.

Police were called at about 3.30pm after a man threatened staff and left with a quantity of cash from the Rayne Road store on Wednesday, August 10.

Members of the public took a note of the man’s car registration number and quickly alerted police.

A black Fiesta was followed along the A120 and southbound on to the M11 where it was stopped by Essex Police officers and a man was arrested on suspicion of robbery. The man, who is 36 and from Leamington Spa, Warwickshire is now in custody being interviewed by detectives.

Any witnesses who have not yet spoken to police should contact officers at Chelmsford CID on 0300 333 4444 or 101.