Southsea man charged in connection with spate of robberies across Hampshire
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Officers investigating a series of knifepoint robberies across Havant, Portsmouth, Eastleigh and Southampton have charged a man.
Anthony Martin, 43, of Beach Road, Southsea, has been charged with two counts of attempted robbery, two counts of robbery, four counts of possession of a bladed article, one count of theft and two counts of assaulting an emergency worker.
The charges are in connection with an attempted robbery at the Meridian Centre CEX store in Havant and a robbery at the London Road CEX store in Portsmouth on Wednesday 19 October, in addition to an attempted robbery at the Co-op store on Parkville Road in Southampton and a robbery at the Market Street CEX in Eastleigh on Monday 24 October.
Martin was remanded in custody and is due to appear at Portsmouth Magistrates Court this morning (Wednesday 26 October).