Armed robbery on Hainton Avenue

Armed robbery on Hainton Avenue

Armed robbery on Hainton Avenue

A man has been arrested following an incident of armed robbery at an address on Hainton Avenue, Grimsby.

The offence took place last night, Thursday 27 March, when a man was held at gunpoint and robbers raided his home.

It was reported that two men entered an address, shortly after 5pm, and allegedly threatened the resident with a weapon before assaulting him, leaving him with what are thought to be minor injuries.

Armed response teams were on the scene by 7:30pm.

The men reportedly stole items from the address before leaving.

Detective Inspector Phil Booker of Humberside Police said:

“Whilst this is a very serious report, I would like to offer my reassurance that we believe it to be an isolated incident. 

Armed officers were quickly deployed to the scene and, as part of our investigations, what is thought to be an imitation firearm has been recovered and a man has been arrested, he remains in our custody whilst enquiries continue. 

We do have officers in the area today, both to carry out investigations and to offer reassurance to the community. 

Investigations are continuing and I ask anyone with information to please get in touch. You can do so by calling out non-emergency 101 line quoting crime reference 16/39713/20 or, if you’d prefer not to give you name, you can call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. In an emergency always dial 999.”

One man has been arrested, and an imitation firearm recovered, following an extensive search of vehicles in the Nuns Corner area and on the Nunsthorpe and Bradley estates.

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