Man charged with four robberies in Northampton town centre

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A 33-year-old man from County Durham has been charged with four robberies which took place in Northampton town centre during the past month.

Peter Elvin, aged 33, was arrested on Sunday in Northumberland and will appear at Northampton Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday morning.

Elvin is charged with four robberies, three counts of possession of an offensive weapon in public place, one count of possession of an imitation firearm with intent to cause fear of violence, and one count of possession of a weapon for the discharge of a noxious liquid.

Elvin is alleged to have carried out robberies at Ladbrokes in Wellingborough Road on January 27, Santander in Mercers Row on December 30, Hatton Gold Jewllers in St Peters Walk on January 10 and Thomas Cook in Abington Street on January 22.