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Greater Manchester Police were called to Mytham Road, Bolton at around 5pm yesterday (Tuesday 1 November 2022) to reports of a knife-point robbery of a vehicle involving a young mother and baby.
Later that evening at around 7:30pm, officers quickly responded to a road traffic collision in relation to the suspected stolen vehicle on Great Western Street, Manchester and a 17-year-old boy was subsequently arrested on suspicion of robbery and remains in custody for questioning.
An investigation is still ongoing at this time.
Detectives are now keen for additional information to help with their enquiries and are particularly keen to speak to anyone who may have seen both or either incident yesterday and especially if any dashcam footage is available involving a dark grey Seat Cupra with the registration XL02 DEC across the period of both incidents over approximately a two-hour period from Bolton to Manchester.
Detective Sergeant Carla Deighton from the Bolton district said, "We're treating this incident very seriously and after a quick response from our officers we were able to track down and detain a suspect in relation to what happened.
"I also want to reassure our local community that we have increased high-visibility patrols in the area as a result.
"We understand this incident will cause some serious concern, but we are continuing to work hard to ensure we can bring justice to the victim who was going about their daily business.
“We are now appealing to the public to help with any vital information they have that will help in our investigation and in particular anyone who may have caught the vehicle on their dashcam between 5-7:30pm."
Anyone with any details that will help detectives in their investigation are asked to call the Neighbourhood Priority Crime Team on 0161 856 5684 quoting log 2272 of 01/11/22.