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Two further arrests - Norwich knifepoint robberies

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Two more men have, this morning, been arrested in connection with a series of incidents which have taken place in the Norwich and South Norfolk area over the last two days.

One man, in his 30s, was arrested in Dereham Road, Norwich, at around 7:30pm yesterday evening and another man, also in his 30s, was arrested in the Russell Street area of the city a short while ago.

It follows a number of incidents on Monday. This includes a robbery, at knifepoint, of a blue Skoda Superb taxi in Bull Close Road in the early hours of the morning and an attempted robbery at a newsagents in Silver Road and the robbery, again at knifepoint, of a black Mini Cooper in Guernsey Road, both just after 6pm on Monday evening.  This was followed by the discharge of firearm at locations in Stoke Holy Cross and Wreningham, in the early hours of Tuesday morning. 

Both men were arrested on suspicion of robbery and have been taken to Wymondham Police Investigation Centre where they await questioning.

A third man, again in his 30s, and arrested yesterday on suspicion of robbery, remains in police custody.

The Skoda taxi and the Mini Cooper have both since been recovered and are being forensically examined.

No one was physically injured during any of the incidents.