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At around 7.30pm on 18 January 2023, officers received reports that a 17 year old boy had been robbed of his jacket, man bag and chain at knife point on Cornwall Drive, Bury.
Thankfully, the victim was not injured during the incident.
The incident was reported to GMP on 23rd January and officers quickly reviewed CCTV and video footage that was posted on social media and have arrested a 17 year old boy on suspicion of robbery he remains in custody ahead of being questioned by detectives. Further enquiries have also led to the arrest of another 15 year old male who has been arrested on suspicion of robbery.
Chief Inspector Samantha Jackson of GMP’s Bury District, said: “The footage relating to this robbery will quite rightly cause shock and outrage but I would like to reassure the community that a specialist team of officers and detectives have been working on the investigation and have now identified and arrested a suspect.
"Whilst no one was injured during the incident, the victim is understandably shaken up by the ordeal and I would personally like to thank the victim for his bravery in reporting the matter to police and to individuals who have supported the investigation to date.
"Behaviour such as this will absolutely not be tolerated and we are doing all that we can to investigate thoroughly and ensure that those responsible are held accountable for their actions."
"You may notice that there will be an increase in officers out on the streets in the local area over the coming days to gather intelligence and offer reassurance to the public.
"If anyone has any CCTV, dashcam or mobile phone footage of the incident please get in touch as soon as possible. Even the smallest piece of information could be a vital part of our investigation. Please contact officers on 0616 856 8409 or by using the LiveChat facility on gmp.police.uk or Crimestoppers on 0800 111 555.
Officers are still in the early stages of the investigation and are appealing for anybody with any information to make contact via [email protected].