Man cleared of robbing vulnerable victim following trial
PUBLISHED: 15:02 04 October 2019 | UPDATED: 15:02 04 October 2019
A Lowestoft man accused of robbing a vulnerable man at knifepoint in his home has been cleared by a jury.
During his trial at Ipswich Crown Court, Shinda Lee claimed that the alleged victim, who has mild learning difficulties, gave him two mobile phones and a games console to settle a debt.
He denied threatening the man with a knife and claimed that the alleged victim had lent him his bike.
Lee, 31, of Snape Drive, Lowestoft, denied robbery and having a knife on February 22 this year and was cleared of both offences after a four day trial.
During the incident Lee allegedly held a kitchen knife to the frightened 24-year-old man's throat and told him he wasn't someone to be messed with.
Lee had allegedly left the victim's flat in Denmark Road, Lowestoft with two of his mobile phones, a games console and his bike.
The court had heard that Lee saw the man in a store in Lowestoft and allegedly claimed that he or his brother owed him £80.