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12 March 2013, 12:00
Two men have been charged after a series of robberies at shops in Great Yarmouth last week.
31-year-old Brendan Burt from Coronation Terrace and 43-year-old Gary Brown from North Quay are accused of threatening staff with knives and a screwdriver and taking cash.
There were four robberies last week at a pet store, two bookmakers and a travel agent.
Brendan Burt is charged with all four offences:
A robbery at Yarmouth Pet Stores at Victoria Arcade on Wednesday 6 March where the shop owner was allegedly threatened with a screwdriver.
A robbery at Bet Fred at Regent Road around 9pm on Friday 8 March where two men allegedly threatened a member of staff with knives.
A robbery at Thompsons Family Choice in St Peters Road around 6.20pm on Saturday 9 March where a member of staff was allegedly threatened with a knife.
A robbery at Ladbrokes in Gorleston High Street around 1pm on Sunday 10 March where a man, allegedly armed with a knife, entered the premises.
Gary Brown is charged with the one at Yarmouth Pet Stores on Wednesday 6, the one at Bet Fred on Friday 8 and the one at Thompsons on Saturday 9. He has also been charged with criminal damage to his police cell.
Both are due in Great Yarmouth Magistrates Court this morning.