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16-year-old Preston boy arrested after series of robberies

Posted on - 2nd October, 2021 - 4:53pm | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Lancashire Police, Preston News
CCTV of people wanted in connection with Blackpool robberies Pic: Lancashire Police
CCTV of people wanted in connection with Blackpool robberies Pic: Lancashire Police

A 16-year-old boy from Preston has been arrested on suspicion of possessing a knife/ bladed article after a series of robberies in Blackpool.

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The robberies took place in Blackpool between 5pm and 8pm on Friday (30 September).

They involved a group of people who approached and threatened a number of victims, and stole property. 

As well as the boy from Preston, a 19-year-old man from Blackpool has been arrested. They both remain in custody at this time.

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Detectives are now appealing for witnesses and anybody else who may be a victim to come forward.

Det Insp Jamie Lillystone, of Blackpool CID, said: “I know residents will be rightly concerned about these offences and I would like to reassure them that we have increased patrols in the area as a precaution.

“We have a team of detectives investigating these incidents and although we have made two arrests our enquiries are very much ongoing.

“We need to speak to the individuals in the CCTV still in connection with what are extremely serious offences and I would ask anybody who recognises them to get in contact with police as soon as possible.”

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101, quoting log 1470 of September 30, 2021. Alternatively call independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.


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