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Man arrested at Finchampstead roundabout following robbery

Police helicopter called out and sniffer dogs seen in search

A POLICE helicopter was called to an area of Finchampstead on Sunday evening and a man thought to have been armed has been arrested.

Around 6.20pm on Sunday, June 3, a heavy police presence was seen at the roundabout that connects Barkham Ride with Nashgrove Lane.

Eyewitnesses said there were a number of officers present at the time of the arrest.

There have been reports on social media that the police also used sniffer dogs to investigate gardens in the area.

Nashgrove Lane
The roundabout that links Barkham Ride with Nashgrove Lane

There was also a police presence in nearby Roycroft Lane, but it is not known is this is related.

A spokesperson for Thames Valley Police said: “We were called at around 6.20pm to Nashgrove Lane to reports of a robbery of a man.

“The man was uninjured but may have been threatened with a firearm.

“A 31-year-old man from Bracknell was arrested in connection with this incident and remains in police custody at this time.

“We believe that the victim and the offender were known to each other.

“We would ask anyone with information to call 101 quoting reference 1253 3/6/18.”

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Phil Creighton

Editor of The Wokingham Paper, and has worked in local journalism for more than 20 years including the Wokingham Times, Bracknell Standard and Reading Evening Post. He's also written for computer magazines, The Baptist Times and, to his delight and probably not yours, interviewed several Doctor Whos.

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