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Police officers investigating a series of robberies in the Hilsea and Porchester area have today (17 June) arrested a man.
It comes after two men entered a BP garage on West Street in Porchester at around 10.30pm on Tuesday 8 June and threatened staff members. The two men fled the scene with a quantity of cash and tobacco.
While in another incident, a man entered a Co-Op store on Northern Parade in Hilsea at 2.10pm on Monday 14 June. A quantity of cash, along with a till, were stolen after staff members had been threatened.
A 33-year-old from Hilsea was arrested on suspicion of two counts of robbery.
He remains in custody at this time.