Man charged with robberies and burglary to appear in crown court
11:10am Friday 1st November 2013 in News
A 20-YEAR-OLD man is due to appear before Swansea Crown Court today (Friday, November 1) in connection with two robberies and a burglary involving elderly people in three communities.
Tony Smith, of Chestnut Close, Rassau, Ebbw Vale, was refused bail when he appeared before Haverfordwest magistrates’ court on Tuesday (October 29).
Smith is alleged to have robbed a Whitland man of around £200, stolen cash and three watches worth around £1,500 in a Kilgetty burglary, and robbed a woman of a cordless phone, an envelope opener, a nail file and £190 cash in Pentlepoir.
The charges relate to the late afternoon and evening of Thursday, October 24.
Police said that one of the victims sustained a minor injury.
Two men were arrested on suspicion of dwelling burglary and robbery the same evening.
A 22-year-old man was released on bail while further enquiries are made.
Officers want to speak to a third man in connection with the alleged robberies and burglary, and have named him as 19-year-old John Henry Hearne from Brynmawr, Gwent.
A police spokesman said if anyone can locate Mr Hearne they should dial police on 999.
He added: “Thankfully, incidents such as these are very uncommon in the Dyfed-Powys area, but if they occur, the police taken them extremely seriously and investigate thoroughly to bring any offenders to justice.”
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