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Four men arrested over Salford care home robbery

Pendleton Court Care Home, Chaseley Road, Salford
Image caption Four thieves smashed a magnetic lock in Pendleton Court Care Home, Chaseley Road, Salford

Four men have been arrested after a robbery at a Salford care home where staff were forced to hand over cash and jewellery.

The Pendleton Court Care Home was robbed by a gang of men wearing balaclavas shortly before 16:00 GMT on 10 February.

One man forced a member of staff to put jewellery and cash in a bag while three employees were ordered to the floor.

Police executed warrants at addresses in Salford earlier.

The four arrested men are being questioned on suspicion of robbery.

The gang pulled up outside the home in Chaseley Road in a VW Golf which had been reported stolen from Salford.

More than 50 residents, staff and relatives were in the home at the time.

None of the residents were physically threatened or harmed but many heard loud bangs as a door lock was prised open.

A £3,000 award for information is being offered by Crimestoppers.

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