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Man in court after Nottinghamshire shop ram raided

Detectives investigating a ram-raid on a community shop and break-in at a pub have placed a man before the courts.

A JCB teleporter was stolen from outside a church in London Road, Retford, and used to knock down a side wall at the SPAR store, in nearby Wesley Road, around 3.30 am on 14 March 2023.

The offenders fled empty-handed after being disturbed.

Officers had previously been called to a break-in at the Vine Inn, Churchgate, Retford, on 3 March 2023, when offenders gained entry and stole cash.

Forty-two-year-old Ruben Reynolds, of Newark, has been charged with two counts of burglary, aggravated vehicle taking and dangerous driving in relation to the incidents.

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Reynolds is also accused of an earlier burglary at the SPAR on 25 February 2023.

He is also charged with theft after a vehicle number plate was taken from outside an address in Sutton Cum Lound, Retford, on 3 March 2023 and assault of an emergency worker on 15 March 2023.

Reynolds appeared at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court on Thursday (1 February) and was remanded in custody until his next appearance at Nottingham Crown Court on 29 February 2024.

Detective Constable Liam O’Kane, of Nottinghamshire Police, said:

“I hope members of the public and businesses in Retford are reassured by the charges brought against Reynolds.

“A series of crimes of this nature does cause concerns within communities and among businesses.”

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