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CASH IN TRANSIT ARRESTS; Police quiz three over robberies.

Byline: MARK JOHNSON @mjohnoreports

THREE men were arrested in connection with a string of cash in transit robberies across Merseyside.

Two of the men - aged 29 and 28 years - from the Everton area, and a 29-year-old man of no fixed abode were arrested on Thursday on suspicion of conspiracy to commit robbery.

The arrests were made in connection with five cash in transit robberies, an attempted cash in transit robbery and a business robbery between November 2013 and April 2014.

Join the Facebook The alleged incidents included a robbery at TJ Hughes in London Road on November 18 2013.

Police were called at 10.30am after three masked men robbed a cash box from a security guard as he made a delivery to the city centre department store.

Another incident involved a robbery at Superdrug at The Strand in Bootle on February 19 this year.

The third happened on February 24 when an attempted robbery took place at TJ Hughes in London Road. Another robbery happened at the Almost Famous bar in Parr Street in Liverpool on February 24. Robbers were believed to have made off with a cash box after holding up a security guard with a baseball bat between 1pm and 2pm.

conversation on our www.face theliverpoolecho The fifth incident was also at the Almost Famous on March 3. A cash in transit robbery took place at the B&Q Superstore on Mersey Retail Park in Speke on March 3 this year, and another robbery happened at The Elephant Public House on Woolton Street in Woolton on April 22.

The 29-year-old man of no fixed abode, was yesterday released on police bail pending further inquiries.

The other two men remained at police stations on Merseyside where they were being questioned by detectives.
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Publication:Liverpool Echo (Liverpool, England)
Date:May 17, 2014
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