FOUR teenagers have appeared in court in connection with an armed robbery in Halifax.
The three 16-year-olds and a 15-year-old are all charged with robbing Pellon News in Pellon Lane at knifepoint on April 23.
They are alleged to have stolen cigarettes and alcohol worth £50 from shopkeeper Thakor Bhai Patel.
The boys, all from Halifax, cannot be named for legal reasons.
One of the 16-year-olds is also charged with robbing the Afzal Food Store in Battinson Lane on April 10.
He and an unknown accomplice are alleged to have carried a “sword-like” weapon and a hammer and taken money, cigarettes and a mobile phone worth £400 from Mohammed Manire.
He and another of the 16-year-olds are also charged with burgling Halifax High School on April 20 and stealing money and electrical goods worth £1,000.
The four were released on conditional bail by Calderdale magistrates.
They will appear back before the court on June 13 for the case to be committed to Bradford Crown Court.