‘I’m not someone to be messed with’ - Man held knife to victim’s throat in burglary, court hears

The trial is expected to continue at Ipswich Crown Court. Picture: ARCHANT

The trial is expected to continue at Ipswich Crown Court. Picture: ARCHANT - Credit: Archant

A Lowestoft man was allegedly robbed at knifepoint in his home by a man who claimed he was owed money.

Ipswich Crown Court heard that during the incident Shinda Lee allegedly held a kitchen knife to the frightened 24-year-old man's throat and told him he'd recently been released from prison and wasn't someone to be messed with.

Matthew Procter, prosecuting, said Lee had made off from the victim's flat in Denmark Road, Lowestoft with two mobile phones, a games console and his bike.

Lee, 31, of Snape Drive, Lowestoft, denies robbery and having a knife on February 22 this year.

The court heard that the alleged victim, who has mild learning difficulties, saw Lee in a store in Lowestoft and he had allegedly claimed that the man or his brother owed him £80.

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Lee had accompanied the man back to his flat and had allegedly made off with his phones, games console and bike after holding a knife at his throat.

Lee denied threatening the victim with a knife and claimed the man had given him the items to pay off part of a debt owed by someone else.

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The trial continues.

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