Youth charged over Leicestershire shop robberies

A teenager has been charged with carrying out armed raids on two shops in Leicestershire.

Goods were stolen from Mark Convenience store, Thurmaston, on 16 February by a robber with a suspected gun.

The following day, a worker at Wanlip Store in Birstall was also threatened, but the offender left empty handed.

A 16-year-old youth has been charged with robbery and attempted robbery and was due to appear at Lougborough Youth Court on Thursday.

He is also accused of two counts of possessing a firearm.

Another 16-year-old youth has also been arrested in connection with the attempted robbery at Birstall and has been released on police bail pending further enquiries.

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