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Mansfield: Man charged after violent raid on a shop

A man has been charged with robbery after a violent raid at a Mansfield shop.

Police were called at around 11:50 am on Monday (18 March) when three masked men tried to remove clothing from a shop in White Hart Street.

The suspects were confronted by shop staff and left empty handed.

Police later recovered a stolen van that was used in the raid and arrested multiple suspects.

Alex Lamb, aged 38, has now been charged with Robbery. Lamb, of Longstone Way, Mansfield, appeared at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court on Friday and was released on conditional bail. He is due to appear at Nottingham Crown Court on 19 April.

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Two other men have been charged with thefts at other locations, one of whom has been recalled to prison.

A fourth suspect has been released on bail as investigations continue.

Detective Constable David Smith, of Nottighamshire Police, said:

“This was a frightening and upsetting experience for the victims, and we have been working hard since Monday to identify and catch up with the people responsible.

“Thanks to some good detective work we have now been able to identify several suspects and charge one of them with robbery. Our investigation will now continue.”

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