Man charged in connection with petrol station robbery

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A 25-year-old man from Hitchin has been charged in connection with a robbery at the Shell petrol garage in Bedford Road - Credit: PA

A man from Hitchin has been charged following a petrol station robbery in the town last month.

Paul Mulroy, of Freemans Close, was arrested on Friday, March 26, following an extensive police investigation and subsequently charged with robbery.

The 25-year-old appeared at Hatfield Magistrates' Court on Saturday, March 27, where he was remanded in custody until his next court appearance on April 26.

Armed police had responded to reports of a robbery at the Shell petrol station on Bedford Road in Hitchin on the afternoon of Saturday, February 27.

DC Nathalia Smith from the North Herts Local Crime Unit, who led the investigation, said: “We know reports of robberies are frightening and our team has been working hard on this investigation.

“Mulroy has been remanded in custody following a hearing at Hatfield Magistrates’ Court and I hope this news is reassuring to local residents.”

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