Yate man admits Miss Millie's and McDonald's armed robberies

March 31 2021
Yate man admits Miss Millie's and McDonald's armed robberies

A YATE man has admitted robbing the town's Miss Millie’s and McDonald’s takeaways.

Rudi Batten, of Station Road, has also admitted two charges of possessing an imitation firearm with intent to cause fear of violence in relation to robberies on two successive days at the fast food restaurants.

The 22-year-old pleaded guilty to a fifth charge, of possessing a blade in a public place, when he appeared at Bristol Crown Court on March 19.

He has been released on bail until he is due to return to the court to be sentenced on April 28.

The first incident happened on the evening of Sunday February 7, at the Miss Millie's branch in North Parade.

Just over 12 hours later, at around 7am the following day, the McDonald's drive-thru at West Walk reported being robbed.

Police launched a large search of the area, involving the force helicopter, and arrested Batten later that day.

Nobody was injured in either incident.