Man charged over attempted robbery from shop in Wakefield

Police have charged a 27-year-old man with attempted robbery and theft after a shop in Wakefield was targeted on Thursday.

Girnhill Lane, Wakefield. Picture: Google.

Adam Wiechnicki from Featherstone has been charged in connection with offences at the shop on Girnhill Lane on January 10, as well as a further offence of theft, and will appear before Leeds Magistrates Court this morning.

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Detectives are continuing their enquiries into other recent robberies at shops in the area.

Police arrested two men on Thursday following a series of five robberies in the Wakefield area, around Normanton and Altofts between January 2 and January 9.