Man suspected of being shot during Falmouth hold-up and robbery is charged and remanded until February committal

One of two men suspected to have held  up and robbed the owner of a Falmouth supermarket last week has been arrested, charged and remanded to Her Majesty’s Prison.

Tristan Armstrong, who was shot and injured during the October 27 incident, appeared in the All Saints Magistrate’s Court this morning, November 2, charged with armed robbery and possession of  a firearm and ammunition.

He will appear before the court again on February 23, 2022, for committal proceedings.

Armstrong, 30, of Tyrells and another assailant are alleged to have robbed the proprietor of Bailey’s Supermarket of an undisclosed sum of money.  They reportedly pounced on him shortly after he arrived to open up the business.

During the incident there was an exchange of gunfire and Armstrong, who is well known to the court, was injured.  He was later discovered in an abandoned building in Piccadilly, nursing multiple gunshot wounds to his body.

Armstrong was taken to the Sir Lester Bird Medical Centre, where he was treated for his injuries before being discharged into police custody.    This was the second time in two years that the supermarket was  targeted by robbers. The first was in early January 2020.