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Teenagers arrested after machete found hidden in trousers

Police arrested two teenagers wanted in connection with a robbery in St Ann’s – and recovered a machete hidden down the trousers of one of the suspects.

Officers were investigating reports of a robbery on Wednesday, December 14, in Pym Street, where the victim was lured out of his address by men known to him.

Once outside, he has been attacked and had his mobile phone taken.

Patrols were out in the city centre on Wednesday, December 21, when they noticed the two wanted teenagers in Exchange Walk.

Two teenagers, aged 15 and 18, have been arrested on suspicion of robbery.

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One of the suspects, 18, was also found with a machete hidden down his trousers and he has also been arrested with possession of an offensive weapon.

Sergeant Rich Tiernan said: “This was a good result for the team. We were on patrol looking for the two males and found them in Exchange Walk. One of the males was also in possession of a machete hidden down his trousers. It was a double result.

“This blade has now been taken out of the hands of a potentially dangerous person. It also shows our commitment and drives to take knives off our city streets and deal with those who carry them.”

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