Manchester

Man arrested after public chase armed robber in Astley

A man has been arrested after members of the public chased an armed robber in Greater Manchester.

Officers were called to a Co-op store on Manchester Road, Astley, at 10:20 BST on Friday, after reports a man had threatened shop staff with a knife.

The robber fled with a substantial amount of cash but was chased by a shop security guard and several members of the public who were able to stop him.

A 25-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of robbery, police said.

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