Two men arrested in connection with armed burglaries at Fox Valley in Stocksbridge

Police investigating a break-in at a shopping complex in Stocksbridge have today made two arrests in connection to the incident.

Wednesday, 19th February 2020, 3:11 pm
Updated Wednesday, 19th February 2020, 4:03 pm

Police received reports in the early hours of this morning (Wednesday 19 February) of a man and a boy armed with axes forced entry into a store at Fox Valley and stole make-up and perfumes.

Later, at around 3am, the pair were reported to have driven their vehicle into a petrol station on Smith Street in Chapeltown, causing damage to the windows.

No injuries have been reported.

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A 26-year-old man and a 17-year-old boy have been arrested on suspicion of commercial burglary.

Local neighbourhood officers are carrying out additional patrols at Fox Valley to provide reassurance to both staff and visitors.

If you have any information about the incidents which could help police officers in their enquiries, please call 101 quoting incident number 80 of 19 February 2020.