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Sixth arrest in armed robbery case

Detectives investigating a robbery at a supermarket in Rugby, where a security van driver was threatened with a machete, have arrested a sixth person.

At around 3.50pm on 9 April at Lidl in Bilton Road, a group of men stole a quantity of cash.

On Saturday (18 May) a 41-year-old man of no fixed abode was arrested in Fenny Drayton on suspicion of robbery. The man was also wanted on prison recall and has been returned to prison while enquiries into the robbery continue.

A 36-year-old man of no fixed abode was arrested on 10 May on suspicion of robbery. He was also wanted on prison recall and was returned to prison while enquiries into the robbery continue.

On 18 May a 38-year-old woman from Nuneaton was arrested on suspicion of assisting offenders. She has been released under investigation.

A 40-year-old man, 36-year-old woman and 31-year-old woman, all from Rugby and arrested in April on suspicion of conspiracy to commit robbery have been released under investigation.

Police enquiries are ongoing. Anyone with information should call 101 quoting incident 256 of 9 April 2019. Alternatively, information can be provided anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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