A BURY St Edmunds man will appear before Ipswich Crown Court next week, charged with attempting to rob the Tesco Express store, in Horringer Road.
Police were called to the store in Bury, at around 1.20pm on Saturday.
Staff reported a man had demanded cash and threatened them.
An alarm had been activated at the shop and police arrested a man who had been detained by customers. No-one was hurt.
Ainsley Hale, 35, of Westgarth Gardens appeared before Bury magistrates on Monday. No pleas were entered at the hearing and Hale was remanded in custody.
He will now appear before the crown court on Thursday,
when he is expected to enter a plea.