Men arrested as police swoop

PUBLISHED: 13:32 27 September 2007 | UPDATED: 12:52 04 May 2010

TWO men were arrested when police investigating a series of armed robberies across Norfolk and the Fens swooped on a Littleport home yesterday morning (Wednesday). In a joint operation between Norfolk and Cambridgeshire Police, officers arrested the men,

TWO men were arrested when police investigating a series of armed robberies across Norfolk and the Fens swooped on a Littleport home yesterday morning (Wednesday).

In a joint operation between Norfolk and Cambridgeshire Police, officers arrested the men, aged 47 and 24, at the house in Millfield, off Ely Road, and took them to a police station in Norfolk for questioning.

Detailed forensic tests have been carried out at the house as part of a major investigation into a series of armed robberies at homes and businesses over the last two weeks.

Det Insp Mark Beresford, leading the investigation, said: "This morning's arrests were made as part of a joint operation between Norfolk and Cambridgeshire Constabularies, which have worked closely on the inquiry.

"The investigation and evidence-gathering in connection with the inquiry will continue.

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