Crime

Teenager arrested after Bolton mum robbed at knifepoint while holding newborn baby

The 17-year-old remains in custody.

Daisy Jackson Daisy Jackson - 2nd November 2022

A teenage boy has been arrested on suspicion of robbery after threatening a young mother and baby at knifepoint.

Officers were called to reports that a vehicle had been stolen from Mytham Road in Little Lever at around 5pm yesterday.

The victim was a 24-year-old woman who was holding her 10-week-old newborn baby at the time, the Manchester Evening News reports.

Police were first called to the report of a knife-point robbery, but were later called out to a road traffic collision in relation to the stolen vehicle.

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Mytham Road in Little Lever. Credit: Google Maps

The second scene, at around 7.30pm on Great Western Street, led to the arrest of a 17-year-old boy, who remains in custody.

The investigation is ongoing.

GMP detectives are now looking for more information to help with their enquiries, such as dashcam footage and eye witnesses.

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Any sightings of the vehicle – a dark grey Seat Cupra with the registration XL02 DEC – across the two-hour period between the robbery and the teen’s arrest should be reported to police.

Detective Sergeant Carla Deighton from the Bolton district said, “We’re treating this incident very seriously and after a quick response from our officers we were able to track down and detain a suspect in relation to what happened.

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“I also want to reassure our local community that we have increased high-visibility patrols in the area as a result.

“We understand this incident will cause some serious concern, but we are continuing to work hard to ensure we can bring justice to the victim who was going about their daily business.

“We are now appealing to the public to help with any vital information they have that will help in our investigation and in particular anyone who may have caught the vehicle on their dashcam between 5-7:30pm.”

Anyone with any details that will help detectives in their investigation are asked to call the Neighbourhood Priority Crime Team on 0161 856 5684 quoting log 2272 of 01/11/22.

Featured image: GMP