Man charged after spate of robberies in Newcastle

14 Mar 2017 09:30 AM

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A man has been charged after a spate of robberies in Newcastle

Between Thursday evening and Sunday morning police received a number of reports that taxi drivers had been robbed in the Walker area of the city.

An investigation was launched to identify those responsible and patrols were put in place to safeguard drivers in the city.

On Sunday evening (12/3) police arrested a man in connection with the incidents.

And now officers have charged a 21-year-old Newcastle man with ten different offences including four counts of robbery and an attempted robbery.

He will appear before South East Northumberland Magistrates Court in Bedlington this morning (Tuesday).

Anyone who witnessed a robbery in the Walker area over the weekend, or has any information that may help police, should contact officers on 101 quoting log 486 13/03/17 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.