Trio charged over robbery and firearm offences

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A man and two teenage boys have been charged in connection with a series of robbery and firearm offences.

South Yorkshire Police officers in Rotherham arrested a 30-year-old man and two teenagers on Saturday in connection with offences committed in the Rotherham area.

Following an investigation by police, they have now been charged today.

Andrew Rich, 30, from Swinton has been charged with three robbery offences and three charges of possessing an imitation firearm.

A 16-year-old boy has been charged with robbery and possession of an imitation firearm.

A 17-year-old boy has been charged with three robbery offences, one attempted robbery, four offences of possessing an imitation firearm and two drug offences.

All three have been remanded into custody and are due to appear at Rotherham Magistrates’ Court tomorrow.