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Arrest after attempted armed robbery
2:17pm Monday 29th October 2012 in News
A 49-YEAR-OLD has been arrested following an attempted armed robbery at Golden Square.
Police were called to Thompsons in the town centre on Saturday at 4.40pm.
They say a man entered the shop and threatened staff with what appeared to be a gun. He stole money before leaving.
A 49-year-old man was subsequently arrested in High Street, Runcorn, shortly after and is currently being quizzed by detectives.
A quantity of cash and a gun were seized – this later transpired to be an imitation firearm, BB gun.
Anyone with any information should call Cheshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 764 of October 27.
Information can also be passed on anonymously, via Crimestoppers, on 0800 555 111.