Knife-wielding robber arrested in Sutton by armed police after five separate crimes in 37 minutes

One of the robberies happened in Hill Top View
One of the robberies happened in Hill Top View

A man has been arrested in connection with five crimes, three of them armed robberies, in the space of 40 minutes in Sutton-in-Ashfield.

Police were called yesterday evening to reports of:

- knife-point robbery at a shop in Leamington Drive at 5.23pm

- knife-point robbery at a shop in Church Street at 5.45pm

- attempted theft of a motorbike in Willowbridge Lane at 5.52pm

- knife-point robbery in Hill Top View at 5.59pm

- criminal damage at the allotments in Calladine Close at 6pm

The 28-year-old man was arrested by armed officers in the Blue Bell Wood area directly after the last incident and remains in police custody.

If you saw anything suspicious in these areas or have any information about these incidents, you can call police on 101 quoting incident 667 of April 22. You can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.