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Man arrested after stolen taxi RAM RAIDS Hugo Boss shop in Newcastle


Police officers arrested a suspected ram raider after a stolen taxi was smashed into a Hugo Boss city centre shop in Newcastle.


Shortly after 2.10am today Northumbria Police received a report of robbery on Ayton Street in Byker. A group of offenders had threatened a taxi driver and stolen his car while he collected a fare.

Around 10 minutes later, the taxi was then used to carry out a break-in at Hugo Boss, on Blackett Street in Newcastle.


It was reported that offenders had driven the vehicle into the store’s shutters a number of times in a bid to gain entry, before stealing various items and driving off from the area.


An investigation was immediately launched and searches carried out for the vehicle believed to be involved. A short time later, officers found an abandoned taxi on North Seaton Road in Ashington, which was then uplifted.

A 32-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the offences and remains in police custody at this time.


The investigation remains ongoing, but police are asking anyone with information to get in touch.


A Northumbria Police spokesperson said: “These are very serious offences and will are doing all we can to ensure all those involved are brought into custody where they will be held accountable for their dangerous actions.


“We will not tolerate this type of crime and would like to reassure businesses that we will do everything possible to ensure those responsible are swiftly detained and brought to justice.”

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