Steven Waters, 38, of Beauchamp Road, has been charged with attempted robbery, having an imitation firearm with intent to commit an indictable offence and the production of cannabis following a raid on the Costcutter store in, Church Street, Wath upon Dearne. on May 1.
A South Yorkshire Police spokesman said: “The charge comes after it was reported that on 1 May at around 9:55pm, a man entered the supermarket armed with a suspected handgun and made demands for money.
"The man left empty-handed a short time later.
"No one was injured.”
Waters appeared before Sheffield Magistrates’ Court on Thursday and was remanded to appear at Sheffield Crown Court on 7 June.
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