Teenager arrested after gang tried to steal motorbike from Stockport supermarket car park
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Officers in Stockport have arrested a teenager after reports of a disturbance in Stockport at the weekend.
Police were called to Sainsbury's in Hazel Grove at around 2pm on Saturday 2 September 2023 where three males were attempting to steal a motorbike from the car park.
They were armed with bolt cutters and a hammer, and attacked members of the public who tried to intervene before police arrived - fortunately no-one was injured and the suspects fled on two motorbikes believed to have been previously stolen.
An 18-year-old male was arrested this morning (5 September 2023) and remains in custody on suspicion of robbery.
Detective Chief Inspector Richard Arthern said: "We are treating this as part of a series of incidents across the Stockport district.
"We won't tolerate this kind of behaviour and have acted swiftly to arrest a suspect.
"We are working hard to identify the other members of the gang and are carrying out a thorough investigation into this incident and others we believe to be linked.
"We still need information on Saturday's shocking incident - anyone who witnessed it or was in the area at the time and has dashcam footage should contact police on 0161 856 9637, quoting log 1874-02/09/2023."
Information can be reported online or by using the LiveChat function at www.gmp.police.uk. If you can't report online, call 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. Always call 999 in an emergency.