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Tuesday, 02 September 2014

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Man arrested after attempted armed robbery in Carlisle

A man has been arrested following an attempted armed robbery in Cumbria.

Newtown  Road photo
One Stop on Newtown Road, Carlisle

Police were called to One Stop in Newtown Road, Carlisle, at 9.42am today after a masked man entered the store and threatened staff with a hammer.

However he made off empty-handed.

Officers, including a dog handler, were scrambled to the scene in a bid to trace the suspect.

Shortly after, a 37-year-old man from Carlisle was arrested on suspicion of attempted armed robbery.

Police are appealing for witnesses to contact them on 101.

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