Knifeman holds up post office

PUBLISHED: 12:35 28 September 2006 | UPDATED: 10:57 06 May 2010

A ROBBER armed with a large kitchen knife went into Whitwell sub-post office in High Street and threatened a female member of staff. He demanded money from the till and cigarettes before making off in a car. The incident happened at around 7pm on Tuesday

A ROBBER armed with a large kitchen knife went into Whitwell sub-post office in High Street and threatened a female member of staff.

He demanded money from the till and cigarettes before making off in a car.

The incident happened at around 7pm on Tuesday last week.

The following evening, a man went into Ashwell Village Store in High Street and threatened the owner before fleeing in a car with cash and cigarettes.

l A 19-year-old Stevenage man has been charged with two counts of robbery.

Treymaine Davis, of Oaks Cross, appeared at Stevenage Magistrates' Court on Friday.

He is also accused of a burglary in Denton Road, Stevenage, between September 16 and 19, stealing a Renault Clio from Denton Road, and two driving offences.

Davis was remanded in custody to reappear before magistrates at a date yet to be fixed.

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