Men and youths charged after robbery

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Thames Valley Police has charged two men and three youths with robbery and possession of an offensive weapon after a robbery on Moon Street, Wolverton.

Daniel Cromwell and Samuel Andrews, both aged 18, of Church Street, Wolverton, and three boys, two aged 16 and one aged 17, who cannot be named for legal reasons, appeared at Milton Keynes Magistrates’ Court yesterday.

They were all arrested after a report of a robbery of two teenagers on December 20 shortly after 11pm. All five have been charged with two counts of robbery and two counts of possession of an offensive weapon. Cromwell and the 17-year-old youth have also been charged with possession of cannabis.

Cromwell, Andrews and one of the 16-year-olds have been remanded in custody until January 6, 2012. The remaining two youths were released on conditional bail, to appear at Milton Keynes Magistrates’ Court on the same date.

PC Lucie Clarke said: “Thames Valley Police is committed to investigating these types of offences rigorously and protecting the public in Milton Keynes. All reports of robbery are investigated by specialist officers in CID and are taken extremely seriously by the courts. Robbery carries a maximum sentence of life imprisonment.”