Man arrested after robbery and police pursuit in Prestwich
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Police were called just before 2:30pm this afternoon (Monday 6 September) to reports that two men were attempting to steal parts from a car on Milton Road in Prestwich.
The men threatened the car owner with a large stick, before leaving the scene in a grey VW, that was believed to be stolen.
Officers from the Roads Policing Unit patrolling the Cheetham Hill area sighted the car, engaged in a lengthy pursuit before the vehicle was abandoned on Brickley Street. Following a short foot chase, a man was detained.
A grey VW Golf which had previously been stolen from the Rochdale area has been recovered. Within the vehicle was as a number of items of stolen property including catalytic converters, and what was believed to be the weapon used in the robbery.
A 22-year old man has been arrested on suspicion of robbery, as well as burglary, and remains in custody for questioning. Inquiries are on-going.
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