Duo arrested in connection with armed robberies in Rugby

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Police have confirmed that two people were arrested last night (Tuesday) on suspicion of robbery.

A man and a woman, both in their forties, were arrested in connection with two incidents that occurred in Rugby.

The first incident happened at around 9.30pm on Sunday, August 28 when a taxi driver collected two passengers, a man and a woman, outside Rugby train station .

The taxi driver was asked to go to York Street, Rugby. When he arrived at the bottom of York Street, the male passenger threatened the driver with what is described as a dark silver “old-style gun”, and demanded the driver’s wallet, phone and cash box.

The second incident happened yesterday (August 30) at around 4.30am at a hotel on Brownsover Road. A man entered the hotel with a suspected firearm and threatened the night porter to open the safe and hand over cash.

In both incidents no-one was injured.

DC Stephen Mobbs said: “Although these arrests have been made as part of our investigation, enquiries are still ongoing and anyone with any information on either incident is urged to call Warwickshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 413 of Sunday August 28 or incident number 34 of Tuesday August 30.

“Information can also be passed on anonymously through the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or via their website: www.crimestoppers-uk.org.”