A man who threatened a shop manager with a kitchen knife has pleaded guilty to attempted robbery.
Lyam Ridley, 31, entered Cellar Plus in Whitmore Way, Basildon, on July 11, 2015, threatened the victim and demanded money from the till.
The victim picked up a stool to keep him at bay and refused to hand over any cash.
Ridley, unemployed, of Gobions, Basildon, left empty handed.
He admitted a charge of attempted robbery at Basildon Crown Court on Monday February 8. He is due to be sentenced in the week commencing March 7.