Man charged after staff foil 'gun threat' robbery attempt at Coventry arcade - The Coventry Observer

16th Aug, 2022

Man charged after staff foil 'gun threat' robbery attempt at Coventry arcade

John Carlon 4th Aug, 2020

A MAN who police say made a ‘gun threat’ at a Coventry amusements arcade has been charged with attempted robbery.

Lloyd Clare, aged 37, of Warwick Road, Coventry, was arrested on July 31 following reports of a bid to rob a casino’s office in Hertford Street.

After the man tried to get in the office, he was approached a member of staff. It’s believed the man said he had a gun, although no weapon was seen.

He left empty-handed, but police then spotted a man matching a description. He was arrested on suspicion of attempted robbery, as well as possession of cannabis.

He appeared before Coventry Magistrates Court yesterday (August 3).

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