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Five arrested in Leeds armed robbery probe following Armley police raid

The scene in Armley this morning. PIC: Dean Rose
The scene in Armley this morning. PIC: Dean Rose

An armed police raid that took place in Leeds over the weekend was part of a wider investigation into a reported robbery, police have revealed.

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The armed raid on the Shaw Mills business on Armley Town Street in Armley on Saturday evening related to reports of a robbery in which a firearm was allegedly present on Arlington Place in Hunslet on Friday, July 27.

It is thought police officers are still on the scene in Armley this morning.

A West Yorkshire Police spokesperson said: "On Friday 27th July officers attended a property on Arlington Place in Hunslet following reports of a robbery in which a firearm was reported to have been present.

"The 33-year old-occupant did not sustain any injuries.

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"Following police enquiries, a 58-year-old man and a 31-year-old man were subsequently arrested on Saturday (28) morning.

"The 58-year-old was charged on suspicion of robbery and the second man was released under investigation.

"Enquiries continued into the afternoon which saw a further 54-year-old man and a 56-year-old woman arrested.

"The 54-year-old was charged with robbery. No further action was taken against the female.

"Yesterday (Sunday) afternoon, at around 3pm, armed officers attended a caravan park in Baildon and arrested a 48-year-old man in connection with the offence.

"He currently remains in custody."