Two men charged following Derbyshire shop robberies

Police stock pix.Picture Richard Ponter 134127a
Police stock pix.Picture Richard Ponter 134127a

Following a spate of shop robberies at knife point two men have been charged.

Two men have been charged with conspiracy to rob following four shop robberies in Derbyshire in recent weeks.

Christopher Eyre ,30, of no fixed abode and John Litchfield ,34, of Edmund Road, Spondon, are due to appear before Southern Derbyshire Magistrates’ Court today - Thursday, February 9.

A Derbyshire Police spokesman said: “They have been charged with conspiracy to commit robbery between January 28 and February 7, in relation to four crimes which took place during this period.”

The latest incident was a robbery at the One Stop in Charlotte Street, Ilkeston, at around 10.50pm on Monday, February 6. Men threatened staff with a knife and took cash.

At around 9.50pm on Friday, February 3, a robbery took place at the Co-op, in Ladywood Road, Kirk Hallam. Men went around the back of the counter and took cigarettes and cash from the till before leaving.

The Co-op in Chapel Street, Spondon, was robbed at 2.40pm on Monday, January 30. The cashier was threatened with a knife and cash and tobacco was taken.

Men entered the Diamond Spa massage parlour in Derby Road, Sandiacre just before 7pm on Sunday, January 29. They went in posing as customers but produced a knife and took cash and mobile phones.

Two other men, aged 53 and 30, who were also arrested in connection with the crimes, have been released on bail while our inquiries continue.

Witnesses or anyone with information should call DI Richard Burton on 101, quoting reference 17000034304.