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Arrests made after armed robberies in Bournemouth

McColl's Old Christchurch Road
Image caption The most recent armed robbery was at McColl's convenience story on Old Christchurch Road on Saturday afternoon

Police have arrested three men following a series of armed robberies in Bournemouth during the past week.

A 26-year-old Boscombe man was arrested in connection with raids on a convenience store and a Ladbrokes bookmakers involving a baseball bat.

Two other men from Bournemouth, aged 27 and 46, were arrested following robberies at a Betfred bookmakers and a McColl's store where knives were used.

Police said the two sets of offences are not being linked.

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