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Man remanded after on-the-run armed robbery charge

A man has appeared in court accused of carrying out an armed robbery during five days on the run from an open prison. Michael Wheatley is alleged to have robbed a building society in Sunbury-on-Thames, Surrey, on Wednesday.

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Man due to appear in court charged with armed robbery

A man who was arrested five days after going missing from an open prison will appear in court today charged with armed robbery, Surrey Police said.

Michael Wheatley, 55, who is alleged to have robbed the Chelsea Building Society in Sunbury-on-Thames, Surrey, on Wednesday, will appear at East Surrey Magistrates' Court in Redhill.

Michael Wheatley, 55, will appear at East Surrey Magistrates' Court in Redhill later today. Credit: Kent Police/PA Wire

Wheatley, who went missing from HMP Standford Hill on the Isle of Sheppey in Kent, has been charged with robbery, possession of a firearm or imitation firearm and being unlawfully at large.

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