Man charged after Bridlington robberies

EAST RIDING OF YORKSHIRE

12 May 2022

A man has been charged following reports of robberies in Bridlington this week.

Richard Patten (33), of no fixed abode, has been charged with three counts of robbery and two counts of possession of a bladed weapon.

The offences follow three incidents in Bridlington. The first is reported to have taken place on Wednesday 4 May, when a taxi driver is believed to have collected a man at approximately 12:40pm. Whilst inside the taxi, the man is alleged to have threatened the driver with a knife and demanded money.

The second took place at around 3.30pm on Sunday 8 May, when we were called to reports of a robbery at a shop on Lansdowne Road.

The third incident occurred at around 10:35pm on the following day (Monday 9 May), when a taxi driver was allegedly threatened and robbed.

He has been remanded to prison to appear at court at a later date.