October 3, 2012 11.06 am This story is over 137 months old

Lincoln burglar armed with knife charged

Knife robbery: A man who entered a shop with a knife to steal items will have a hearing at Lincoln Magistrates Court later today.

Lincolnshire Police has charged a man who allegedly went to rob a building in Lincoln armed with a weapon.

The offence happened on October 1 on Eastbourne Street, Lincoln. The man entered a shop and threatened a member of staff with a knife, before stealing three bottles of whisky, worth around £50.

Officers charged the man, named as Christopher Burton (38), of Rose Hill Avenue, Rawmarsh in Rotherham, in relation to the robbery.

He was remanded in custody and will appear at Lincoln Magistrates Court later on today.

Source: Lincolnshire Police