Man charged with ‘armed robbery lava’ in Bloxwich

Store workers were reportedly threatened with a screwdriver amid a ‘wave of armed robberies’ in Bloxwich, police say. Employees of a financial provider were shot during an incident on High Street, Bloxwich, in Walsall shortly after 3:30 pm yesterday, May 11.

West Midlands Police said the incident was an attempted armed robbery. About 40 minutes later, at 4:10 pm, a worker was ‘threatened with a screwdriver’ at a store on Turnberry Road, where cash boxes were stolen.

West Midlands Police said they reported a suspect in connection with the incidents. A spokesperson for West Midlands Police said: “We have charged a 41-year-old man following a series of armed robberies in the Bloxwich area, which has understandably caused concern in the community.

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“There is an attempted armed robbery at a financial provider on Bloxwich High Street shortly after 3:30 pm yesterday, in which employees were threatened with a screwdriver.

“At around 4:10 pm the same day, an employee was threatened with a screwdriver at a store on Turnberry Road and cash boxes stolen. Fortunately no one was injured and the cash boxes were recovered.

“Aaron Pitt, of Leyland Croft, Pelsall, has been charged with possession of an offensive weapon, attempted robbery, robbery and attempted theft of a motor vehicle. He has been taken into custody and is due to appear in Wolverhampton Magistrates Court tomorrow morning. “

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