Man and woman held over Leeds armed robberies released from custody

A man and woman arrested over a series of armed robberies in Leeds have been released from custody.

Armed officers made arrests in Sheffield as part of a police probe into armed robberies in Leeds

They were arrested in Sharrow, Sheffield, in an operation led by West Yorkshire Police on Tuesday afternoon.

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Armed officers swooped at two houses in the city suburb as part of an investigation into three armed robberies last month - at Holbeck Wines & Spirits, in Top Moor Side, Holbeck, on March 21; William Hill bookmakers, in Beeston Road, Beeston, on March 20, and Betfred bookmakers, in Top Moor Side, Holbeck, on March 18.

A 25-year-old Leeds man was held on suspicion of armed robbery and a 23-year-old Sheffield woman was held on suspicion of assisting an offender.

The woman has since been released without charge, while the man has been released pending further enquiries.