Aaron David Atkinson, aged 29, of no fixed address, appeared at York Magistrates’ Court on Saturday (29 January 2022) morning charged with robbery of the Co-op and attempted robbery of the Post Office in Grosmont, driving whilst disqualified and driving without insurance.
He did not enter any pleas and the case was committed to York Crown Court on 21 February 2022 at 10am.
He will remain in custody until his next court appearance.
A 29-year-old local man has been arrested in connection with a robbery at the Co-op in Grosmont.
The incident at the Front Street store, which also houses a Post Office, occurred at around 11.40am on Thursday (27 January 2022).
A man reported to be wearing a balaclava threatened shop staff to hand over money.
The suspect was seen leaving in a dark coloured vehicle.
Extensive police enquiries and area searches resulted in the suspect being located just over the Cleveland border at around 2.30pm.
As well as the suspected robbery, he has also been arrested on suspicion of making off without payment of fuel at the Whitby Sainsbury’s store last week, driving while disqualified, driving without insurance, and driving while unfit due to drugs.
He remains in custody for questioning.
Witnesses or anyone with information that could assist the investigation are asked to call North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 1, and speak to the Force Control Room.
If you would prefer to remain anonymous, contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.
Please quote reference number 12220015001 when providing details.