December 11 2013 Latest news:
Wednesday, September 4, 2013
Detectives investigating two knifepoint robberies in Norwich have arrested a 41-year-old man.
The suspect was arrested at an address in Norwich in the early hours of this morning.
He was taken to Wymondham Police Investigation Centre where he remains in custody and will be questioned by police.
Police had launched an investigation after the two knifepoint robberies in the city on Saturday.
The first armed robbery happened at about 12.45pm at Aldi in Plumstead Road. A man armed with a knife approached the tills and threatened a cashier before getting away with cash.
Police said he fled the store, running across Plumstead Road, before heading into a service road which leads to the Wild Stallion Dance Ranch.
No-one was hurt, but several members of staff were left shaken.
Police believed the suspect, described as white, slim, in his 30s and 5ft 6ins, spent time in and around the store before robbing it.
He was wearing a dark coloured base ball cap, dark top with a red top underneath which was visible around the neck and dark trousers.
Police are also keen to trace people seen sitting in a silver Ford Mondeo, which was parked in the service road around the time of the crime.
Meanwhile, at 5.40pm a man entered Steve McDonald News in Witard Road, threatening the shop worker with a knife before stealing cash.
The shop worker was not injured but was left shaken.
The suspect was described as white, aged 35 to 40, slim and was wearing dark clothing, beige top and dark shorts.
Police had linked the two crimes and believed one man was responsible for both raids.
Anyone with information about the robberies should contact Norwich CID on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.