Two women charged over Haunch Lane Post Office raid

Two women have been charged over a series of violent robberies, including a post office raid where staff were threatened with a meat cleaver.

Last week, West Midlands Police issued an appeal to try and trace two women who stormed Holly Bank post office in Haunch Lane, Kings Heath on 4 June before making off with till takings.

Traffic officers stopped a car in Highgate Street, Birmingham, on Monday (19 June) and arrested 19-year-olds Molly Evans and Rene Cardin on suspicion of robbery, burglary, theft and assault.

Tyrone Cardin – Rene Cardin’s 21-year-old brother – was also arrested from the vehicle.

All three went on to be charged and appeared at Birmingham Magistrates Court yesterday (21 June) where they were remanded into prison ahead of a pending crown court appearance.

It’s alleged the trio were also behind a robbery at Simply Local in Harlech Close, Bartley Green, on 31 May where cash, scratch cards and cigarettes were stolen.

They have also been charged with a burglary in Rebecca Drive, Selly Oak, on June 16 and three violent robberies the following day on women waiting at bus stops in Church Road and Hob Moor Road, in Yardley, and Coventry Road in Small Heath.

Rene and Tyrone Cardin – from Cowles Croft and William Booth Lane, respectively and Evans from Larch Walk, Yardley, are all set to appear at Birmingham Crown Court on 19 July.