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Three arrested over jewellery heist

An unspecified amount of jewellery was stolen during the robbery. Credit: Google

Three men have been arrested on suspicion of robbery in connection with a jewellery heist in Carlisle on Friday morning.

The offenders smashed a window at approximately 10.15am and stole an unspecified amount of jewellery.

The incident took place at Peter Fletcher Jewellery in the Market Arcade.

Officers were quickly deployed and have arrested three local men, aged 19, 22, 26 on suspicion of robbery.

All three have been detained for questioning.

Break-in at Dumfries cafe

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Cash was stolen during an early morning break-in at a Dumfries cafe.

Noblehill Cafe on Annan Road was targeted at around 4:20am yesterday.

"It appears that only cash has been taken in the raid and we are carrying out door to door enquiries and reviewing CCTV in the area.

"We are keen to hear from anyone who may have any information about the break-in to get in touch with us at Dumfries through 101."

– Constable Alistair Hope, Police Scotland


Man charged in connection with knife-point robberies

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A man has been charged in connection with three alleged knife-point robberies in Carlisle.

Martin Bainbridge, aged 32, of Port Road, Carlisle, has been charged with two counts of attempted robbery and one count of robbery.

The charges relate to incidents that took place between 8:30pm and 9:30pm on Saturday.

Cumbria Police were called to three locations - Bargain Booze on Central Avenue, Peking Chef on Petteril Bank Road and Pizza Hut on London Road. On each occasion the offender allegedly brandished a knife at staff.

Bainbridge appeared before North Cumbria Magistrates Court today and was remanded in custody.


Police appeal following three attempted knife-point robberies

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Police are appealing for information after three attempted knife-point robberies in Carlisle.

Between 8:30pm and 9:30pm on Saturday officers responded to incidents at Bargain Booze on Central Avenue, Peking Chef at Petteril Bank Road and Pizza Hut on London Road.

The offender allegedly entered the three premises and brandished a knife at staff demanding cash but fled the scenes empty handed.

He's described as being white, aged in his 20s and 5’9 to 6’0 tall.

"We take incidents of this nature very seriously and would like to reassure the public that a team of detectives are working on this."

– Cumbria Police spokesperson
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Anyone with information regarding these incidents is asked to make contact with Carlisle CID via 101 quoting log number CP-20160305-0247 or call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Knife-point robbers jailed

Three men were today beginning jail sentences totalling 13 a half years for their part in a robbery made at knife point.

33-year-old Martin Nicholson, Mark Ferguson, aged 24, and Dale Kenney, aged 21, were each given four-and-a-half-year jail terms for conspiracy to commit a robbery.

Their victim was threatened with a knife during the robbery which occurred at Lord Street Car Park, Carlisle, on the 10th of November 2014.

"This was a very frightening ordeal for the victim who was threatened with a knife when going about his daily business.

"I welcome the sentences imposed by the court which reflect the seriousness of this crime."

– Det Con Sara Monkhouse, Cumbria Police
Dale Kenney sentenced to four and a half years in prison Credit: Cumbria Police
Mark Ferguson sentenced to four and a half years in prison Credit: Cumbria Police
Martin Nicholson sentenced to four and a half years in prison Credit: Cumbria Police

£14,000 of Apple products stolen from Carlisle store

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Two offenders smashed the front window and stole items from the Apple store on English Street Carlisle, at 01.55am today.

An estimated £14,000 worth of products were stolen, including iPad's and iPhone's.

Cumbria Police are appealing for information and potential witness to come forward and contact them on 101.

In particular we would like to ask any people who are being offered Apple goods such as iPhones and iPads at a discount price to report this to Cumbria Police as it could lead us to the offenders."

– Detective Sergeant Matthew Belshaw, Cumbria Police

Maryport robbery man charged

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A man has been charged after a robbery at Maryport Post Office on Monday 25 January.

Mark Mercer, 47, from Workington is charged with armed robbery after threatening staff with a firearm.

He has also been charged with three firearm offences, two handbag thefts and handling.

A 24-year-old woman arrested yesterday has been released on bail until March 14th.

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