A 26-year-old man from South Bank near Redcar is due to appear in court this morning (8 April) charged with robbery following an incident in Whitby.
Just after 4pm on Thursday 7 April, a robbery was reported at Ladbrokes bookmakers on New Quay Road when it was alleged that a man had entered the shop, threatened staff and left with an amount of cash.
With the assistance of CCTV operators, officers traced the suspect through the town and onto a bus which they then intercepted near Middlesbrough where the suspect was arrested.
He was brought into police custody for questioning and subsequently charged with robbery and possessing a knife. He was remanded in custody and was due to appear at York Magistrates’ Court on Friday 8 April 2022.