More arrests in robbery probe

Armed police swoop on house in Swallownest in connection with bank robbery
Armed police swoop on house in Swallownest in connection with bank robbery

THIS was the moment armed police swooped on a house and arrested four more men in connection with an armed robbery at a South Yorkshire bank.

A G4S security van loaded with cash was ambushed outside the Royal Bank of Scotland, High Street, Swallownest, on Tuesday morning.

A gang of robbers, believed to have been armed with machetes escaped with a ‘large quantity’ of cash.

Detectives investigating the robbery arrested four suspects, aged 17, 19, 21 and 22, on Thursday and made four more arrests yesterday in Swallownest.

A South Yorkshire Police spokeswoman said: “Police arrested another four men in connection to the armed robbery and other burglary-related offences.

“The four men are all in their mid thirties and one man has been bailed, the remaining three are currently in custody.”

Detective Chief Inspector Craig Robinson said: “We have had a good response from members of the public and this police action is due to the on-going hard work and dedication of the officers investigating this armed robbery. I want to reassure members of the public that we are doing everything we can to ensure those responsible for this armed robbery are caught and brought to justice.”