Armer robbery a false alarm, say police

Worried homeowners in Cromer have been reassured a report of a knife-point robbery in the town was false. Police carried out an investigation, including house to house inquiries, in the Mill Road and Station Road area of Cromer after an 18-year-old man reported the crime which he said took place at 5.

Worried homeowners in Cromer have been reassured a report of a knife-point robbery in the town was false.

Police carried out an investigation, including house to house inquiries, in the Mill Road and Station Road area of Cromer after an 18-year-old man reported the crime which he said took place at 5.50pm on November 27.

Now police are convinced the burglary never happened and want to reassure people living in the area that they are safe.

PC Gary Medler from Cromer police station said: “Having investigated, the police are now completely satisfied no such offence took place. We want to offer reassurance to people in the Suffield Park and Cromer areas that there has not been an offence at this time.”


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The teenager has been given an £80 fixed penalty notice for wasting police time. If he does not pay he will be taken to court.

PC Medler said: “He has been given the option of a fine because there are certain mitigating factors as to why he committed the action.”

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