Detectives from Avon and Somerset Police who have been investigating two armed robberies in Somerset have charged a 45-year-old man.
Jimmy Young, of Withy Mills in Paulton was charged with five counts of possessing a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence, two counts of robbery and two counts of driving a motor vehicle which had been taken without the owner’s consent.
The charges follow robberies at shops in Midsomer Norton on 21st July and in Timsbury on 10th August.
In both incidents, a man made off with cash after threatening staff with a firearm.
Nobody was injured in either incident.
Young was charged on Friday night, 21st August, and remanded in custody to appear at Bristol Magistrates’ Court.