A man has been charged with robbery and possession of an offensive weapon in a public place following an incident at Sena Jewellers, Church Arcade, Bedford, at 1.15pm yesterday (Wednesday, January 7).
Ruslan Philipovich Kirdei, 19, was remanded in police custody to appear at Luton Magistrates Court later today.
Bedfordshire Police brought the charge on the direction of the Crown Prosecution Service.
Anyone with information relating to this incident can contact DC Karl Heywood, in confidence, at Bedfordshire Police on 101, or text information to 07786 200011.
Alternatively you can contact the independent crime fighting charity, Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111