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Suspects arrested at M6 services after Stafford jewellery shop raid

By Dayna Farrington | Stafford | Crime | Published: | Last Updated:

A man and a woman were arrested at services on the M6 after a robbery at a jewellers in Stafford.

The man and woman were arrested within 40 minutes

Two high-value rings were stolen and a staff member was attacked during the raid at a jewellers in Gaolgate Street just after 11am on Thursday morning.

Members of the public tried to stop a robber leaving the scene and then gave police details which helped them track the car down.

Police were able to track down suspects thanks to members of the public providing them with details of a vehicle seen fleeing the scene.

Officers from the Central Motorway Police Group stopped a vehicle a short time later at Keele Services on the M6.

The suspects, both from Liverpool, were arrested within less than an hour on suspicion of robbery and remained in custody on Thursday evening.

A spokesman for Stafford Police said: "Following a report of a robbery at a local jewellers in Stafford town centre this morning, members of the public and CCTV assisted officers by providing vital information for a vehicle.

"The vehicle was subsequently located and a male and a female have been arrested – all within 40 minutes of the initial call to us.

"A great show of how members of the public and partner agencies support us in our role."

Dayna Farrington

By Dayna Farrington
Senior reporter based at Wolverhampton

Reporter for the Express & Star based at Wolverhampton.

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