A MAN is set to appear in court charged with robbery after he entered a Ladbrokes, threatened staff, and leaving with cash.

The incident happened on Thursday, April 7 just after 4pm when the robbery was reported at Ladbrokes bookmakers on New Quay Road.

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It was alleged that a man had entered the shop, threatened staff and left with an amount of cash.

With the help of CCTV operators officers were able to trace the suspect through the town and onto a bus which they had intercepted near Middlesbrough where the suspect was arrested.

The man was brought into police custody for questioning and subsequently charged with robbery and possessing a knife.

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He was remanded in custody and is due to appear at York Magistrates’ Court this morning (Friday April 8).


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