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Greater Manchester Police has arrested a man following a robbery in Tameside.
At about 10.25am on Tuesday 10 July 2012, police were called to Market Street in Hollingworth following reports of an armed robbery.
A high-visibilty policing operation was launched to find the offender and today, Wednesday 11 July 2012, a 44-year-old man presented himself at a police station where he was subsequently arrested on suspicion of robbery.
He remains in custody for questioning.
Police in Hollingworth, in Tameside, are hunting a man with a gun after reports of an armed robbery in the town.
Officers were called to Market Street in the town at about 10.25am. No shots were fired but a man armed with a gun had made threats and demanded cash.
Police are now trying to track the man down. There are reports armed officers are on the streets.
"There remains a significant policing presence in the Hollingworth area of Tameside following an armed robbery earlier today.
"As a precaution, road closures were put in place and working with the local authority we asked schools in the area to keep their children inside.
"We have carried out a number of detailed searches in that area and we are now lifting those restrictions and those closures so parents can now pick up their children.
– Assistant Chief Constable Garry Shewan, Greater Manchester Police
"However, public safety remains our paramount concern so I would advise any parents to pick up their children and go straight home until this man is caught.
"We do not want to cause any undue alarm but protecting the public is our primary aim so I would ask people to be vigilant, keep their eye out for anything suspicious, and if you do pick up your children from school please return straight home and we will issue updates about the investigation as soon as possible."
ACC Shewan also said there had been no further sightings of a man with a gun, no shots fired and no reports of injuries.