A MAN has been charged in connection with a robbery at a betting shop.

Officers from Redcar CID have charged a man, aged 53, in connection with an alleged armed robbery at Ladbrokes on Redcar High Street West on Friday, August 2.

He is the second man to be charged in connection with the robbery after another man, aged 38, was charged with robbery, attempted robbery and for being in the possession of an offensive weapon and appeared at court on Monday August 5.