Two men arrested after armed robberies in Rochdale and Oldham

Date published: 15 October 2018

Two men have been arrested after armed robberies in Oldham and Rochdale.

Police investigating an armed robbery at a Post Office on Thornham Road in Oldham on Saturday 13 October and an armed robbery at a hair salon on Oldham Road in Middleton have arrested two men aged 50 and 38.

One of the men has also been arrested on suspicion of false imprisonment and attempted robbery after a 61 year old man was tied up and assaulted in his own home on Newbridge Lane in Stockport on Thursday 11 October 2018 and possession of class A and B drugs.

The men are now in custody for questioning.

Detective Inspector Gina Brennand from GMP’s Stockport borough said: “Thanks to a swift investigation by our hardworking officers two men have been arrested in connection with a series of robberies over the past few days.

“We have also confiscated an imitation gun that we believe was used in the robberies.

“We may have made arrests but our investigation is in its early stages and I would like to hear from anyone who witnessed any of these incidents or may hold information that could help police.”

Anyone with any information should contact police on 0161 856 9821, alternatively call police on 101 quoting the incident number 572 11/10/18 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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