Stevenage man charged after newsagent robbery

Police have charged Peter Marvell following a robbery at a Stevenage newsagent.

Police have charged Peter Marvell following a robbery at a Stevenage newsagent. - Credit: Archant

A 36-year-old man from Stevenage has been charged with robbery and being in possession of an offensive weapon at a newsagent.

Peter Marvell, of Haycroft Road, was arrested at his home on Monday and charged before appearing at Hatfield Remand Court.

He has been charged with robbery and being in possession of an offensive weapon in a public place, following an incident at Ask Stores in Albert Street, Stevenage.

Police launched an appeal following the incident at around 9.15pm on Thursday, January 22, when a quantity of cash was handed over before it is believed a man fled the scene in the direction of Victoria Close.

The shopkeeper was not injured.


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Mr Marvell has been remanded in custody until next Wednesday, February 17, when he is due to appear at Cambridge Crown Court.

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