Four in court over alleged armed robbery at estate agents
5:19pm Monday 13th January 2014 in News
FOUR people charged in connection with an armed robbery at an estate agents in Bury appeared at a court hearing on Friday.
The alleged robbery took place at Pearson Ferrier estate agents in Walmersley Road on July 31 last year.
At Bolton Crown Court, Jonathan Hogan, aged 22, of Crostons Road, Bury, pleaded not guilty to robbery and possession of a firearm.
Daniel Ogden, aged 38, of George Road in Ramsbottom, also pleaded not guilty to robbery and possession of a firearm.
A 17-year-old girl from Bury, who cannot be named for legal reasons, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to pervert the course of justice and converting criminal property, but pleaded not guilty to perjury. This charge will lie on file.
John Grimshaw, aged 24, of no fixed abode, was present via video link, although he had pleaded guilty to robbery and possession of a firearm, and conspiracy to pervert the course of justice at an earlier hearing.
A trial has been fixed to start on April 7 at Bolton Crown Court on April 7, where it is expected to last five days.