Four arrested after Sainsbury’s raid in St Annes

Thieves got away with a quantity of cash following an armed robbery at the St Annes Sainsbury's supermarket on September 16.
Thieves got away with a quantity of cash following an armed robbery at the St Annes Sainsbury's supermarket on September 16.

Four people have been arrested as part of an investigation into a cash-in-transit robbery at a Fylde supermarket.

Two people were arrested on Wednesday morning after a series of dawn raids at addresses in Greater Manchester by officers from Lancashire and Greater Manchester police. Two others were arrested from prison.

A 27-year-old man and 30-year-old woman from Salford, as well as a 36-year-old man from Kirkham prison and a 31-year-old man from Preston prison, were arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit robbery.

Searches were also carried out at the home addresses of those arrested in the Salford and Newton Heath areas.

Police launched an investigation following the cash-in-transit robbery in St Annes on September 16.

The incident happened around 8:30am at the Sainsbury’s supermarket in St Andrews Road North when a group of men approached the security van, threatened the guards with a knife and stole cash.

The security guards were shocked but unhurt.

Det Insp Gareth Willis said: “Today’s arrests are part of an on-going investigation into this cash in transit robbery and I would like to thank our colleagues in Greater Manchester Police for their help and support in planning and executing this morning’s warrants .”

All of those arrested have been taken to police stations where they will be interviewed.

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