Met Police '˜Flying Squad' make two arrests outside Crystal Peaks in Sheffield

Two men were arrested outside Crystal Peaks in Sheffield in an operation by The Met's '˜Flying Squad'.

Friday, 28th September 2018, 11:25 am
Updated Friday, 28th September 2018, 11:32 am
Two men were arrested by the Met's 'Flying Squad' at Crystal Peaks today

Officers in the specialist Metropolitan Police unit, which investigates robberies, swooped on a vehicle as it pulled onto the '˜red' car park at Crystal Peaks.

Two men were arrested by the Met's 'Flying Squad' at Crystal Peaks today

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The officers arrested two men as part of an investigation into robberies of security vans which carry cash.

COURT: Sheffield men jailed over drugs worth £60k found in city house The investigation is looking at a number of robberies in London and across the country.

Witnesses who saw officers make the arrests at around 9.30am said a security van was nearby.

The suspects are to be taken to London for questioning later today.

One woman who saw the police operation said: 'I was filling up at Sainsbury's near to Crystal Peaks when I saw a line of cars overtaking all those queuing to get onto the car park.

'I wondered what they were doing and thought how dangerous it was, until I realised they were unmarked police cars when I saw officers in plain clothes make some arrests.'

Crystal Peaks shopping centre is operating as normal today.