A fourth man has been charged over a string of violent robberies at pubs and a restaurant in Leeds.
Between August 5 and September 4, six venues were raided by a masked, armed gang who stole thousands of pounds.
The Myrtle Tavern, in Meanwood, The Travellers Rest, in Armley, The Dalesman, in West Park, The Angel Inn, in Rothwell, and Gusto restaurant, in Cookridge, were all targeted.
Police are linking the incidents to three other attempted robberies.
Daniel Lyons, aged 20, of Sholebrooke Street, Chapeltown, was due to appear at Leeds Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday afternoon charged with conspiring to commit robberies.
Three other men from north Leeds – Thomas Silverwood, 18, of Potternewton Avenue, Darren Phelan, 36, Carrholm Road, and Michael Bennett, aged 38, of Scott Hall Road – have already appeared at the magistrates’ court on the same conspiracy charges and have been remanded for hearings at Leeds Crown Court.
A team of detectives is continuing to investigate the series of robberies and are appealing for any information that could assist them in identifying further suspects.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Operation Artery team via 101 or call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.