Four arrested over nursing home robbery

Four men have been arrested in connection with a robbery at a nursing home in Salford which police described as "cowardly".

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Four arrested over 'cowardly' nursing home robbery

Pendleton Court Nursing Home was robbed by four men in balaclavas Credit: ITV Granada Reports

Four men have been arrested in connection with a robbery at a nursing home in Salford which police described as "cowardly".

More than 50 residents and staff at Pendleton Court Nursing Home were left distraught after a gang of thieves burst in and stole cash and jewellery.

Four men wearing balaclavas struck just before 4pm on February 10 after arriving in a stolen VW Golf.

It is understood they smashed a magnetic lock at the front door and then forced a female member of staff to put valuables belonging to residents into a bag.

A Greater Manchester Police spokesman said: "Police executed a series of warrants in the Eccles, Ordsall, Weaste, Seedley and Pendleton areas of Salford.

"As a result, four men have been arrested on suspicion of robbery and remain in police custody for questioning."

Reward to catch thieves who robbed nursing home

A reward of up to £3,000 is being offered for information on callous thieves behind a robbery at a Salford nursing home.

Four men clad in balaclavas robbed the Pendleton Court Nursing Home on Monday whilst more than 50 residents, some of whom are frail and vulnerable were there.

The gang pulled up outside the home in a stolen VW Golf which was reported stolen. It is believed they used brute force to smash up the magnetic lock at the front of the home, and once inside they burst into the office and told three members of staff, all women, to get down on the floor.

One of the thieves then frogmarched one of the women into another room, and forced her to put cash and items of jewellery belonging to the residents into a bag.

All four men then fled and jumped into the VW Golf which sped off. It was later found abandoned and burnt out on Butte Street, Salford.

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