Two arrests after knifepoint robbery

PUBLISHED: 15:03 22 March 2011

A police car outside the Melbourn Co-Op yesterday

A police car outside the Melbourn Co-Op yesterday


TWO people have been arrested in connection with a knifepoint robbery in Melbourn.

A man threatened staff in the Co-op store in High Street, shortly after 4pm yesterday (March 21).

He grabbed some cigarettes and made off.

A 24-year-old man and a 17-year-old boy were arrested on suspicion of robbery today.

Both are currently at Parkside Police Station.

A spokesman for The Co-op said: “At 4:20pm yesterday (Monday March 21), our High Street store in Melbourn was raided by a man armed with a knife. He threatened two members of staff and stole a small quantity of cigarettes.

“The members of staff were thankfully unharmed, but are very badly shaken.”

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