Duo charged with robbery of Wigan off licence

Two men have been charged after a shopkeeper was held at knife point during an armed robbery.

Bargain Booze in Standish
Bargain Booze in Standish

It was around 10.30pm on Sunday March 31 when police were called to reports of a robbery at the Bargain Booze store in Preston Road, Standish.

Michael Tither (08/12/1982) of Arcacia Crescent, Wigan and John Crossland (02/07/1975) of no fixed abode have been charged with robbery.

Tither was also charged with possession of a bladed article.

Bargain Booze in Standish


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They were remanded in custody to appear at Wigan & Leigh Magistrates's Court this morning (Tuesday).

They have subsequently been remanded to custody to appear at Bolton Crown Court on Monday 29 April 2019.