Bournemouth baseball bat raids: Man charged over robberies
A man has been charged in connection with two armed robberies in the space of two days in Bournemouth.
A raider armed with a baseball bat smashed a National Lottery box and fled with scratchcards from Londis in Boscombe on 1 December.
Two days later, a masked man, again with a baseball bat, stole cash from tills at Ladbrokes in Seabourne Road.
A 26-year-old local man has been charged with two counts of robbery and is due before magistrates later.
Police have also arrested two men in connection with unrelated robberies at a branch of Betfred and a McColl's store in Bournemouth in the past few days.