Cheshire Police have charged a 35-year-old man with three knife point robberies.
Detectives working closely with colleagues in Staffordshire charged Nicholas Andrew Overton with the knife point robbery at the CoOp in Haslington which happened on 12 September 2013; a knife point robbery in Park News in Brown Street, Macclesfield which happened on 30 August 2013 and a knife point robbery at the Wine Cellar in Oulton Road, Stone in Staffordshire which happened on 8 September 2013.
He was also charged with being a temporarily released prisoner from HMP Thorn Cross in Warrington being unlawfully at large.
Overton was arrested in the early hours of Thursday 19 September 2013 at an address in School Crescent, Crewe.
A 38-year-old woman was also arrested on harbouring an escaped prisoner. She has since been bailed pending further enquiries.
Overton will appear at Crewe Magistrates on 20 September 2013.