Four men remained in custody this morning after they were arrested in connection with two robberies at Merseyside shops.
At 7.05pm yesterday officers received a report of a robbery at the Co-op on Warrington Road, Rainhill. A short time later at 7.30pm police received another report of a robbery at Bargain Booze, on Liverpool Road, Maghull.
In both incidents, a group of men, with their faces covered, entered the shop, threatened staff and made off with a quantity of cigarettes. No one was reported injured.
Following a search, four men – aged 25, 26, 26 and 41 – were arrested on suspicion of robbery. They were held in custody last night for questioning.
Police confirmed all four men remained in custody today.