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Police have charged a man and woman in connection with an armed robbery at a shop in Handsworth yesterday (23/09).

Two people, Councillor Chaman Lal and his wife, who work at the store in Sandwell Road were threatened and attacked with a knife at around 12.15pm. 

They both sustained minor injuries and were taken in ambulance for hospital treatment.

Leeroy Simpson, aged 45, from Handsworth has been charged with four robberies, three counts of possession of a bladed article in a public place and one theft by finding.

Zoe Gregory, aged 33, also from Handsworth, has been charged with two robberies.

Both are due to appear at Birmingham Magistrates Court today (Tuesday 25 September).

Enquiries continue and anyone with information is asked to contact police via Live Chat at west-midlands.police.uk between 8am to midnight, call 101 anytime or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. Please quote log number 1084 of 23/09/2018.