Police have arrested a man from Camborne on suspicion of robbery in connection of two robberies over the weekend.
On both occasions, two men wearing balaclavas and armed with handguns entered the shops and demanded money before fleeing in a blue hatchback car, possibly a Honda or Hyundai.
The first incident took place at around 2.10pm on Sunday 26 November at a Post Office stores in Four Lanes Redruth, the next took place around 20 minutes later at a Spar convenience store in New Road, Stithians.
Luckily, no one was hurt during these two robberies and an undisclosed amount of cash was stolen from both properties.
Armed response units were sent to the area, along with support from the police helicopter.
But now police have made a breakthrough in the case. A 31-year-old man from Camborne has been arrested on suspicion of robbery and is currently in police custody. Matt Carrol, 31, from Camborne has been charged with robbery and for possession of an imitation firearm. He has been remanded in custody due to appear before Truro Magistrates’ this morning No news so far on his accomplice.
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