Police have arrested two people after a woman was held at knifepoint during a burglary in Stalybridge.

A 28-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of robbery and a 25-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit robbery. Both have been bailed pending further enquiries.

The arrests follow an armed burglary on Saturday night at a property on Mottram Rise, off Mottram Road.

Three men armed with knives and sledgehammers forced entry to the property by smashing through a glass door before threatening the 26-year-old homeowner.

They demanded cash and other items and fled with a quantity of cash and two Rolex Watches. They also caused a significant amount of damage to the property.

Detective Inspector Zoe MacDonald, of GMP’s Tameside District, said: “We have been following several lines of enquiry since this atrocious incident on Saturday night and whilst we have made two arrests, our investigation is very much ongoing.

“Thankfully the woman wasn’t injured but she was left incredibly upset by the incident and officers are continuing to support her.

“We’re continuing to appeal for information and I’d ask anyone who knows anything that could assist our enquiries to please get in touch.”


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