A man has been charged in connection with three alleged knife-point robberies in Carlisle.
Martin Bainbridge, aged 32, of Port Road, Carlisle, has been charged with two counts of attempted robbery and one count of robbery.
The charges relate to incidents that took place between 8:30pm and 9:30pm on Saturday.
Cumbria Police were called to three locations - Bargain Booze on Central Avenue, Peking Chef on Petteril Bank Road and Pizza Hut on London Road. On each occasion the offender allegedly brandished a knife at staff.
Bainbridge appeared before North Cumbria Magistrates Court today and was remanded in custody.
Police are appealing for information after three attempted knife-point robberies in Carlisle.
Between 8:30pm and 9:30pm on Saturday officers responded to incidents at Bargain Booze on Central Avenue, Peking Chef at Petteril Bank Road and Pizza Hut on London Road.
The offender allegedly entered the three premises and brandished a knife at staff demanding cash but fled the scenes empty handed.
He's described as being white, aged in his 20s and 5’9 to 6’0 tall.
Anyone with information regarding these incidents is asked to make contact with Carlisle CID via 101 quoting log number CP-20160305-0247 or call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Three men were today beginning jail sentences totalling 13 a half years for their part in a robbery made at knife point.
33-year-old Martin Nicholson, Mark Ferguson, aged 24, and Dale Kenney, aged 21, were each given four-and-a-half-year jail terms for conspiracy to commit a robbery.
Their victim was threatened with a knife during the robbery which occurred at Lord Street Car Park, Carlisle, on the 10th of November 2014.
Two offenders smashed the front window and stole items from the Apple store on English Street Carlisle, at 01.55am today.
An estimated £14,000 worth of products were stolen, including iPad's and iPhone's.
Cumbria Police are appealing for information and potential witness to come forward and contact them on 101.
A man has been charged after a robbery at Maryport Post Office on Monday 25 January.
Mark Mercer, 47, from Workington is charged with armed robbery after threatening staff with a firearm.
He has also been charged with three firearm offences, two handbag thefts and handling.
A 24-year-old woman arrested yesterday has been released on bail until March 14th.
Police in Dumfries are looking for two masked robbers who tied up an elderly woman in her home and stole a large quantity of jewellery and money.
The incident happened in the small village of East Cluden in the early hours of Saturday morning.
The woman was unharmed, but her grand-daughters say she's been left distressed by what happened. Lori Carnochan reports:
Cumbria Police have issued an appeal for witnesses after a robbery in Whitehaven this afternoon. Officers say the incident took place at around 1.20pm in Castle Park. The park has been closed while police carry out enquiries.
Investigators say anyone with information should contact Cumbria Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Seventy-year-old Rhoda Sharkey has received a bravery award after battling a would-be robber who entered the shop she works in last November.
Hannah McNulty went to meet her.
Police have reminded the public to call them when faced with danger after a seventy-year-old shop assistant took on a would-be robber.
Grandmother Rhoda Sharkey received a bravery award at a ceremony yesterday after fending off the intruder last November.
But while police have commended her courage, they have reminded the public to put safety first when faced with a similar situation.
Watch a seventy-year-old grandmother from Cumbria battle a would-be robber, before grabbing a mop to chase him off outside the shop.
Footage courtesy of Cumbria Constabulary.
Rhoda Sharkey was at work in her son's corner shop in Egremont when a man came in and demanded money.
She received a bravery award at a ceremony yesterday, along with a new mop, for her efforts in fending off the intruder, who was later jailed.
At the end of the video, you can see her reach for the mop.