Three Leicester men have been charged after a convenience store was robbed by a group with weapons and the shopkeeper was badly injured.
The robbery took place at the Deepak convenience store in Chilwell’s Barn Croft, in Nottinghamshire on Sept 23 last year. The incident happened at around 7.40 pm in which the shopkeeper threatened by a group of men with weapons, one of which is believed to be a firearm, while a knife is also believed to have been used.
The shopkeeper, a man in his 70s, was injured in the attack. The group fled the scene with a large quantity of stolen cigarettes.
According to local reports, among the three men charged by Nottinghamshire Police is Callum Groves, aged 25, of Hartshorn Close, Thurmaston. He was charged by officers with robbery, possession of an imitation firearm with intent and threats with a blade in relation to the incident.
Meanwhile, Woods, of Chilcombe Walk, Leicester, was charged by police with the same offence. The 28-year-old was also charged with possession of cocaine and cannabis. The most recent arrest was made made last week with the arrest of Jack Weston, of Leicester’s Cuffling Drive. The 23-year-old was subsequently charged with robbery.
Groves and Woods appeared before Nottingham Crown Court on Ja 11 where they were both remanded into custody until Feb 9. Weston was also in court on the same day, this time before Nottingham Magistrates’ Court. He was remanded into custody until Feb 8.
Detective Sergeant Nathan Bingham, of Nottinghamshire Police, said, “We understand the impact robberies like this can have on hard-working shop staff and our detectives have been working hard to get justice for the victim. I am pleased we have now charged three men in relation to this offence and hope our robust response provides reassurance to the victim and wider community.”