Police investigating Swansea armed robberies arrest six people
Police investigating two armed robberies within minutes of each other at Swansea bookies have made six arrests.
Five men — three aged 23, one aged 28 and one aged 29 — along with a 21-year-old woman are currently being questioned by officers.
Police launched a manhunt after raiders struck at the Ladbrokes betting shops in Trallwn and Bonymaen on Thursday evening, threatening staff with hammers and knives and making-off with cash.
None of the staff were injured but were left badly shaken by the incidents, and the betting firm said it was providing "all necessary support" to those caught-up in the ordeal.
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South Wales Police detective chief inspector Jane Mackay said: "These were obviously very frightening incidents for the members of staff involved but fortunately no-one has been injured.
"I would appeal to anyone with information about the incident to come forward."
In the aftermath of the raids police officers recovered a silver Vauxhall Astra estate car — registration V665EVT — and they are urging anyone who saw the vehicle being driven in the hours and days before the incident to come forward.
*Can you help? Call South Wales Police on 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111
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