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Man 'robbed Lincoln Co-op while holding pizza cutter'

By Lincolnshire Echo  |  Posted: February 20, 2014

A man is accused of a robbery at a convenience store in the north of Lincoln – armed with a pizza cutter.

James Alexander Heggie appeared at Lincoln Magistrates' Court on February 13.

The 31-year-old, from St Catherine's in the city, had been charged the previous day by police with robbery and possession of an offensive weapon.

He spoke only to confirm his name and address during the short hearing.

The court was told that he allegedly entered the Lincolnshire Co-operative store on Queen Elizabeth Road in Lincoln's Ermine West and demanded for tills to be opened.

The alleged incident took place at around 8.30pm on February 11 and police were called by a member of the public.

Heggie was arrested a short time later by officers responding to the emergency call.

He allegedly stole a bottle of vodka, cash of an unknown value and stamps belonging to Lincolnshire Co-operative.

Nobody was hurt in the incident.

Heggie's solicitor Iona Hanrahan made a bail application on his behalf which was objected to by prosecutor Jim Clare.

Magistrates decided not to grant bail and Heggie was instead remanded in custody.

He will next be in court when he appears before Lincoln Crown Court on February 27.

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