Two arrests have been made by police investigating a series of recent robberies at Metrolink tram stations, it was revealed today.
The force said both suspects have been released on police bail pending further investigations. No ages for them have been revealed but both are male.
News of the arrests was shared by Bury police on its social media pages on Thursday. The arrests were made by Bury's Neighbourhood Crime Team as part of operation Acquire, a force-wide crime crackdown running this month into December.
No details about the robberies or whether there were any injuries has been revealed by Greater Manchester Police.
The division posted online: "As part of operation Acquire which is GMP's response to acquisitive crime, Bury's Neighbourhood Crime Team arrested two males yesterday (22/11/2023) on suspicion of robbery. The arrests came following an investigation into two recent robberies that occurred at Prestwich and Heaton Park Metrolink stations.
"Both males have been bailed pending further enquiries.
"Here at Bury we are committed to tackling acquisitive crime and will relentlessly pursue those who wish to cause harm in our communities. If you have any information that you wish to share with the police you can do this anonymously by contacting Crimestoppers on 0800 555111."