A TEEN shop assistant handed over the contents of the tills to a robber armed with a screwdriver, a court heard.

It came as a Manchester man appeared before Swindon Magistrates’ Court today (Monday, August 5) charged with robbery, possession of a knife and screwdriver.

Daniel Monk, 34, of Meltham Avenue, Manchester, entered no pleas to the charges as he appeared in the dock dressed in a grey tracksuit.

It is said Monk used a screwdriver to hold-up Wren’s Shop, a convenience store in East Knoyle, on Saturday morning - forcing the shop assistant, who is in his teens, to hand over between £750 and £800 in cash from the tills.

Magistrates remanded Monk in custody to appear before Salisbury Crown Court on Wednesday, September 4 for a plea and trial preparation hearing.

A 26-year-old Manchester woman arrested on suspicion of robbery on Saturday has been released on police bail.