Further arrest following reported knifepoint robberies in Weymouth

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Detectives investigating two reported knifepoint robberies at shops in Weymouth and reported burglaries have arrested a fourth person.

 Investigations remain ongoing into reported robberies at the Hidden Gem Kebab takeaway shop in Littlemoor Shopping Centre at 6.53am on Sunday 8 November 2020 and the Co-op store in Preston Road at 9.20am the same day.

 Detectives from Weymouth CID are also investigating reported break-ins at Hair Moda in Marsh Road, Castle Vets and Dorset Vehicle Rentals in Dorchester Road, as well as an attempted break-in at Chalbury Food and Wine at Chalbury Corner in Preston and a robbery at McColl’s at Littlemoor Shopping Centre – all of which occurred in the early hours of Friday 6 November 2020.

 On the afternoon of Tuesday 10 November 2020 a 52-year-old man from Weymouth was arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender and is assisting officers with their enquiries.

 A 21-year-old local man arrested on suspicion of robbery and attempted robbery, a 25-year-old Weymouth man arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit robbery and attempted robbery and a 30-year-old Weymouth woman arrested for assisting an offender have all been released under investigation while investigations continue.

 Detective Inspector Scott Johnson, of Weymouth CID, said: “While our investigations remain ongoing I would ask anyone who witnessed these reported incidents or saw any suspicious activity at any of the locations to please contact Dorset Police immediately.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk, via email 101@dorset.pnn.police.uk or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number  55200169090. Alternatively, to stay 100 per cent anonymous, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers online at Crimestoppers-uk.org or call Freephone 0800 555 111.
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Julie Heath (Dorset Police, Neighbourhood Alert Officer, Dorset)

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