GMP make second arrest in Chorlton robbery
Detectives investigating a robbery at a home in Chorlton have made a second arrest.
On Wednesday 10 May, a man, his wife and their two young children arrived home on Woodpecker Road in Chorlton.
As they pulled up outside their house shortly before midnight, their car was surrounded by six men wearing balaclavas.
The men then surrounded the couple and the children before threatening them with a gun.
They locked the 37-year-old man, his 28-year-old partner and their young children in the car while they ransacked their house.
They stole a number of items including expensive jewellery.
The men tried to steal the car, a white Mercedes C Class, but failed because of the keyless ignition system.
They then fled the scene in a black Renault Megane.
The family were unhurt but left, understandably, very shaken.
Police attended and an investigation was subsequently launched.
The following day (Thursday 11 May), a 19-year-old man was arrested on Sparrow Street in Longsight on suspicion of robbery.
He has since been bailed pending further enquiries.
Now, following further investigations, police have tracked down a second man believed to be involved in the incident.
On Friday 12 May, a 20-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of robbery and is currently being held in custody.
Detective Inspector Gareth Davies said: “A dedicated team have been on this investigation which has now resulted in a second arrest.
“However, our enquiries will not stop here.
“Detectives are doing everything in their power to find the men who carried out this robbery”.
Mr Davies, from GMP’s City of Manchester Team, says extra officers will also be in the area patrolling.
Anyone with information is encouraged to contact police on 0161 856 4573.
Police can also be reached on 101, quoting the reference number 2799 for 10/05/17.
Alternatively, independent charity Crimestoppers can also be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111.