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Appeal - Robberies, Boston

Update, 2 December: A 31-year-old man has been charged following two robberies in Boston, at the weekend.

Matthew Holland, of Jubilee Avenue, Boston, is due to appear at Lincoln Magistrates’ Court, this morning (2 December).

He was charged with two counts of robbery and two counts of possessing a knife blade/sharp pointed article in a public place.

This followed incidents at the New Inn pub on Pen Street, on Saturday afternoon; and at the John Adams Service Station, in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Original release, 1 December: We are appealing for information about two robberies in Boston, one of which happened yesterday (30 November) and the other in the early hours of this morning.

Currently we are treating the robberies as separate incidents but are investigating to establish if they are linked.

- The first incident took place in Pen Street, yesterday (30 November).

We received a call at 5.39pm to the New Inn pub, after a report of a robbery in which a man believed to be aged in his 30s was carrying a machete.

He took money, thought to be around £500, and then left the premises.

We would like to hear from anyone who has information about this robbery. You can contact us in one of the following ways:

  • Call 101, quoting Incident 328 of 30 November;
  • Email force.control@lincs.pnn.police.uk putting “Incident 328 of 30 November” in the Subject line;
  • Call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.

- The second incident took place at John Adams Way Service Station. Officers were called at 12.21am.

The offender, who is thought to have been carrying a meat cleaver, left the scene.

A 31-year-old man was arrested at an address in Boston, this morning (1 December) on suspicion of robbery.

We would also like to hear from anyone who has information about this robbery. You can contact us in one of the following ways:

  • Call 101, quoting Incident 12 of 1 December;
  • Email force.control@lincs.pnn.police.uk putting “Incident 12 of 1 December” in the Subject line;
  • Call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.

 

 

 

Reference: Incident 328 of 30 November/Incident 12 of 1 December

02 Dec 19 9:25 AM

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