Coventry man named and charged after shopkeeper 'robbed at knifepoint'

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Coventry man named and charged after shopkeeper 'robbed at knifepoint'

Postby dutchman » Tue Apr 02, 2024 9:37 pm

Stephen Hazell has been charged following the incident on Lythalls Lane

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A man has been charged after a Coventry shopkeeper was allegedly 'robbed at knifepoint.' It happened on Lythalls Lane on Easter Monday.

Police said the shopkeeper was threatened with a knife at around 8.30am yesterday (Monday, April 1). Cash was also allegedly stolen from the till before the suspect fled.

Officers quickly arrested a 45-year-old man on suspicion of robbery, said West Midlands Police. A knife and a sum of cash was also recovered.

Stephen Hazell, from Coventry, was charged with robbery and possession of a bladed article, said West Midlands Police. He is due to appear at Coventry Magistrates' Court today (Tuesday, April 2).

A spokesman for West Midlands Police said: “Reducing offences of robbery is a force priority here in the West Midlands and we are running Operation Ruby to tackle those committing crime.

“We are also working hard to spread crime prevention messaging across the region so people can take all reasonable steps possible to help keep themselves and their belongings safe. If you would like to read more advice, or if you need to report something being stolen to us, visit our dedicated page or call 101.”

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