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Arrests made after Maghull shop is robbed

The Co-op at Rainhill and Bargain Booze in Lydiate were targeted on the same day

Bargain Booze, Liverpool Road South, Maghull

Four men have been arrested and charged with robbery after an off-licence was targeted in Maghull.

Bargain Booze on Liverpool Road, Lydiate was raided last Thursday, August 21, at 7.30pm by masked men who took a quantity of cigarettes.

James Brown, aged 25, of Gloucester Road, Bootle; Anthony Keating, aged 26, of Copthorne Walk, Kirkby; Mark Darcy, aged 27, from Kent; and Jamie Andrew Roberts, aged 25, of no fixed abode, appeared before magistrates on Saturday.

A spokesman for Merseyside Police said: “They were remanded in custody to appear before Liverpool Crown Court at a later date.

“Roberts was also charged with a street robbery and assault which happened in Saxonia Road in Liverpool on June 28 and with assaulting a custody assistant following his arrest on August 21.”

The manager of the Bargain Booze shop also said all of his staff were okay.

He said: “We’re just grateful they have caught somebody.”

A Bargain Booze spokesman added: “Our main priority is the welfare of our staff following the incident and we are assisting police with their enquiries.

The Co-operative store on Warrington Road, Rainhill, was also the victim of a robbery on Thursday, August 21.

The police spokesman added: “Four men arrested in connection with a second robbery on August 21, this time at a Co-op shop in Rainhill, remain on police bail for that offence.

“A police investigation into that incident remains ongoing.”

If you have any information regarding this incident please get in touch with Merseyside Police on 101 or you can
call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.

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