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Woman, 76, held at knifepoint in Penzance robbery

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Image caption Armed police were called to the shop in Penzance

A 76-year-old woman was held at knifepoint in a robbery at a general store.

Armed police were called to Lucille's in Penzance at 12:27 BST on Saturday. By the time officers arrived, a man suspected of carrying out the crime had fled the scene.

Devon and Cornwall Police said a 44-year-old man was later arrested. No-one was hurt.

The woman was taken to taken to hospital as a precaution.

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Image caption The incident happened at Lucille's General Store in Penzance

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