TWO men have been charged in connection with an armed robbery at a branch of Betfred in Reading.

Kerron Annetts, aged 41, of Paices Hill, Aldermaston, and Simon Bampton, aged 46, of Russell Street, Reading, were arrested on June 2 and June 3 respectively.

Annetts was subsequently charged with one count of robbery and one count of possession of an imitation firearm and Bampton was charged with one count of robbery.

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The charges are in connection with an incident at just before 3.30pm on Monday (May 31) when a man entered the Betfred in Coronation Square, Reading, threatening a cashier before taking cash.

Annetts and Bampton are both due to appear before Reading Magistrates’ Court today (June 4).