Police have arrested two men in connection to an armed robbery on a security van that was parked outside of the Grosvenor Casino in Newcastle.
The robbery took place on Feb. 21 at 15:50 outside the casino, which is located on St. James’ Boulevard. According to The Journal, two men allegedly threatened a G4S security van guard with a shotgun before grabbing money and escaping in a white Audi Q5 4x4. The car, which was stolen in a burglary on Feb. 19, was later found burnt out less than half of a mile away under the Redheugh Bridge.
Speaking to The Journal, Chief Superintendent Neil Adams of Northumbria Police said.
“Since the robbery we have been working tirelessly to gather information and evidence and trace people suspected of being involved. We carried out an operation which resulted in two arrests being made in connection with the incident and these two are in custody helping with inquiries.”
Although no names have been made public, it is thought the two men are a 31-year-old from Sunderland and a 44-year-old-man from Newcastle. Anyone who has any information about the armed robbery can contact Northumbria police by dialling 101 or by sending a text message to 07786200814.
Rank Group, which owns the Newcastle venue, were pleased to report none of its employees or customers were hurt, but refused to reveal how much cash was taken by the robbers.
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