Man charged after robbery

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A MAN has been charged following a robbery at a bookmakers in Wigan.

Kieran Brendan Baines, 26, of no fixed abode, is charged with robbery and possessing a knife or bladed article in a public place and will appear before Wigan and Leigh Magistrates’ Court on 15 May 2013.

The robbery happened at the Taylormade Betting store on Hallgate just after 6.30pm on 9 May 2013.

A thief, who was carrying a six to eight-inch silver knife, went into the store and confronted the cashier who was working behind the serving counter.

He leapt over the counter and pushed the woman into the office before stealing cash from the till.