Man charged over armed robbery at Charity HQ

A man has been charged in connection with the armed robbery at Midlands Air Ambulance Charity HQ, in which staff were held hostage and thousands of pounds of donations were stolen.

A 31-year-old – arrested from an address in Kings Heath on Friday (Nov 23) – will appear before Birmingham magistrates tomorrow (27 November) to hear claims that he raided the charity’s HQ in Pedmore Road, Brierley Hill, on June 21 2011.

It is alleged he threatened staff with a Taser gun, before making off with £12,000 of charity donations and a car.
 
He faces one count of conspiracy to rob and was remanded in prison; he will next appear at Birmingham Magistrates court tomorrow (27 November).

 

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