UPDATE: Man charged with Hitchin and Letchworth robberies

A group of Letchworth boys have been arrested in connection with a fight in which a 14-year-old suff

A group of Letchworth boys have been arrested in connection with a fight in which a 14-year-old suffered a broken arm. - Credit: Archant

A man has been charged with two attempted robberies in Letchworth and a robbery in Hitchin.

Mykee Wooding-Arquart has been charged in relation to an attempted robbery of the Halifax bank branch in the Garden Square Shopping Centre on Monday afternoon.

A man attempted to stage a robbery at the Letchworth bank before he was escorted out of the premises by a mystery member of the public.

But soon after there were further reports that a man, who claimed to be armed but did not produce a weapon, had tried again at the nearby Sainsbury’s Local store in Eastcheap.

Once again he left empty-handed after the manager challenged him. Nobody was injured in either incident.


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The man – who is from Hitchin – has also been charged with a robbery which took place in Hitchin two days after Christmas.

In this incident a man threatened a member of staff with a knife at the Bancroft store at about 3pm before running out with £200 in cash.

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The 24-year-old will appear before Hatfield Remand Court today.

Police had released appeals after the three incidents and ask anyone with any information to contact Herts police on 101.

Alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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