Boy, 16, arrested on suspicion of attempted robbery and firearm possession

Armed police were called to the One Stop shop in High Street, Sutton, last night

Armed police were called to the One Stop shop in High Street, Sutton, last night and arrested a 16-year-old boy on suspicion of attempted robbery and possession of a firearm. - Credit: Jessica June

A 16-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of attempted robbery and possession of a firearm after a robbery at a shop in Sutton.

Police were called at 9.30pm last night (Monday December 13) to reports of a robbery at the One Stop shop in High Street.

"Armed police attended and arrested a 16-year-old boy on suspicion of attempted robbery and possession of a firearm." said a police spokesman.

"He remains in custody at Parkside Police Station."

One person who was in the shop when the attempted robbery happened said: "Me, my boyfriend and the staff are all okay.

"We are all shook up, as expected. It was a BB gun but this wasn't noticed at first.

"No harm was done to anyone or anything here."