Teen charged with attempted robbery

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A St Helens teen has been charged with attempting to rob a convenience store.

The 14-year-old boy, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, was arrested following an attempted robbery at MNS News in Jubits Lane, Sutton Manor, at about 10pm on August 13.

He has been bailed to appear before St Helens Youth Court on Thursday, September 25.

Police were called to MNS news after two youths walked into the shop carrying an advertising sign which they had picked up outside.

They threatened a man working behind the counter and demanded cash but he threatened to press the panic button and they ran off empty-handed.