Man arrested by armed police in Sheffield quizzed over spate of robberies

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A man arrested by armed police in Sheffield is being held as part of a probe into a spate of shop robberies.

The 25-year-old, from Leeds, was arrested in South View Road, Sharrow, yesterday afternoon after armed officers, with their guns visible, surrounded a terraced property.

He is being held on suspicion of armed robbery.

A 23-year-old woman, from Sheffield, was arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender.

West Yorkshire Police firearms officers travelled to Sheffield to make the arrests in a pre-planned operation.

The force said the man and woman are being quizzed as part of an investigation into armed robberies at Holbeck Wines & Spirits, in Top Moor Side, Holbeck, on March 21; William Hill bookmakers, in Beeston Road, Beeston, on March 20, and Betfred bookmakers, in Top Moor Side, Holbeck, on March 18.