Officers make arrest after series of attacks on Clonezone store in Manchester city centre
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Officers in Manchester city centre arrested a man this morning (14 September 2023) on suspicion of criminal damage in connection with a series of incidents at the Clonezone store.
The 29-year-old is also being held on suspicion of 24 motor vehicle thefts and remains in custody for questioning.
The store on Sackville Street in the city centre has been attacked five times this year, with the latest incident on Sunday 10 September 2023 at approximately 2pm.
Two men approached the shop on a bike on Sunday and attempted to smash the windows before throwing an object at the doors.
Chief Inspector Steve Wiggins, of GMP’s City Centre Neighbourhood Team, said: “This is the second arrest in connection with this series of disturbing incidents but the investigation is still very much ongoing.
“The attacks are very specific with offenders arriving on bikes and causing significant damage.
"We are keen to find out the motivations behind the attacks and believe that will help us trace those responsible and bring them to justice.
“We have a dedicated team investigating these incidents, so if anybody knows anything about these attacks I would urge them to call police."
Information can be passed on to police by calling 0161 856 3345 or via 101, or anonymously through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.