Man arrested over two armed robberies at shop near Sheffield in space of 24 hours

An investigation is underway into a robbery at T.C's Mini Mart last night
An investigation is underway into a robbery at T.C's Mini Mart last night

A man is in police custody this morning over two armed raids at a shop near Sheffield in the space of 24 hours.

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He was arrested after an armed raid at TC’s Mini Mart, Brinsworth Road, Catcliffe, last night.

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There was another robbery at the same store, which houses Catcliffe post office, the night before.

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Owner Terry Fieldhouse, aged 52, confronted a robber behind the counter at his shop last night after walking in and finding his son, Oliver, being threatened.

The robber was carrying a knife.

Terry was taken to hospital after being struck over the head with a bottle after he challenged the crook, who was also injured.

His son was threatened with a broken glass bottle the night before by a robber who escaped with cash and cigarettes.

Anyone with information should call South Yorkshire Police on 101.