Third man arrested in connection to Rotherham armed robbery

Date published: 15 May 2018 15:06
Dated: 15 May 2018 16:06:04

Officers investigating an armed robbery at a Rotherham jewellers have arrested a third man.

The 21-year-old from Kimberworth Park was arrested yesterday (Monday 15 May) on suspicion of robbery.

He has been bailed pending further enquiries.

At around 12.45pm on Monday 30 April, it was reported three men armed with a knife had entered Diamonds Classic Gold Jewellers, Imperial Buildings, Rotherham, and made threats towards the shopkeeper. 

A large quantity of jewellery was stolen in the incident and the men were reported to have made off in a stolen black Honda Civic. 

If you have any information, or were in the area at the time, please report it via either 101 or anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, quoting incident number 413 of 30 April. 

Two men, Shakil Hussain, 26, of Bridge Close, Airmyn and Lyle Copley, 22, of Cecil Avenue, Doncaster have been charged with robbery and possession of a bladed article in relation to the investigation and currently remain in custody.

Copley has also been charged with possession with intent to supply class A drugs and driving offences.

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