Two teenagers and a man have been charged over several violent robberies in the West Midlands.
Charges include a raid believed to have been conducted by the 19-year-olds where staff in a post office were threatened with a meat cleaver earlier this month.
The teenagers were then able to leave the post office with money from tills, West Midlands Police claims.
The trio - Molly Evans, Rene Cardin and 21-year-old Tyrone Cardin - also allegedly stole scratch cards, cigarettes and cash from a Simply Local store in May.
It is also thought that they were the perpetrators of three violent thefts on women in bus stops as well as a burglary.
An appeal was launched by the police last week to find the perpetrators and the trio were arrested on Monday (June 19).
The car they were in was stopped by traffic officers in Birmingham and they were arrested on suspicion of robbery, theft, burglary and assault.
Yesterday (June 21) the trio were charged at Birmingham Magistrates Court and they are currently remanded in custody, ahead of their appearance at Birmingham Crown Court on July 19.