Four men - including a 22-year-old from Wellingborough - have been charged after an armed robbery at a jewellery store in Leicestershire.
Aiden Rudock, 18, of Gloster Road, Lutterworth; Grant Samuel, 22, of Fulmar Lane, Wellingborough; Orrin Alex Stevenson, 24, of Trent Road, Hinckley; and Timothy Wardrop, 22, of no fixed address, have all been charged with robbery.
Stevenson is also charged with possession of an imitation firearm while committing a schedule 1 offence; Wardrop is also charged with driving while disqualified.
They have all been remanded to appear at Leicester Magistrates’ court today (Monday, January 28).
The charges relate to a robbery at Hinckley town centre's Goldust Jewellers in Market Place at about 10.50am on Friday, January 25, in which a quantity of jewellery was stolen.
On Friday, a Leicestershire Police spokesman said: "Four men have been arrested on suspicion of robbery following an incident in Hinckley this morning.
"Police were called to a business premises in Market Place at 10.50am following a report that staff had been threatened by a number of men in possession of what were believed to be bladed weapons and a firearm.
"It was reported that the men left with a large amount of jewellery.
"No-one was injured and the staff were reassured by officers at the scene.
"Shortly after 11am, a further call was received stating that a group of men had made off from a vehicle which had been abandoned close to Coton Lane in Market Bosworth.
"Four men were subsequently arrested on suspicion of robbery and firearms offences."