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Man arrested over spate of armed robberies in Larne

Published 27/10/2016

The man currently remains in custody assisting police with their enquiries
The man currently remains in custody assisting police with their enquiries

A 20-year-old man has been arrested following a spate of armed robbers in Larne.

The man was arrested on Wednesday October 26 in the Craigy Hill area on suspicion of three counts of robbery, two counts of possession of a firearm in suspicious circumstances and one count of possession of a class B controlled drug.

Detective Constable Rachel Gardiner said: “The arrest is believed to be in connection with armed robberies at a business premises in the Upper Cairncastle Road area of Larne on Wednesday 13 January, Thursday 14 January and Monday 4 April 2016.

“A search was also carried out at a house in the Craigy Hill area where a number of items were seized. The man currently remains in custody assisting police with their enquiries.”

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