Vehicle interceptors and burglary responders detain suspects overnight
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A 20-year-old man is in custody this morning after being suspected of attempting to rob a bookies in Leigh in the early hours.
Officers attended reports of two men with a crowbar trying to get into the store on Westleigh Lane at around 1.30am before a man was detained with help from our dog unit.
It's the latest arrest as part of our commitment to attend all burglaries and bring more offenders to book as part of #OpCastle
Sergeant Jake Davis, of our Wigan district, said: "This was a swift response from our officers which saw a man arrested and taken to custody to be questioned about this incident.
"Whether it's premises for a business or a home, being broken into can be one of the most disturbing crimes and we are determined to ensure we get to incidents, catch suspects where we can, and bring offenders to book."
Also overnight, officers from our Tactical Vehicle Intercept Unit arrested the suspected driver of a car we believe was stolen in east Manchester earlier this month.
The man - now being questioned on suspicion of burglary - was detained after a short pursuit which ended in officers boxing in the suspicion vehicle in the Blackley area of the city.
The car has now been recovered for forsensic examination.
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