LATEST: Two arrested in connection with Boston travel agent robbery

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A man and woman have been arrested in connection with a robbery at Thomson travel agent in Boston yesterday in which staff were threatened by a man wielding a gun.

Police had been called to the Wide Bargate store at about 11.10am when the alarm sounded at the premises.

Officers have now confirmed eyewitness reports that a man entered the shop and made threats to staff with a firearm before leaving the premises with cash.

They say he left on foot towards the NCP car park at the rear on Red Lion Street and got into a red Honda 4x4 driven by a female.

A 28-year-old woman from Kent was arrested later on yesterdayat Ulceby Cross on suspicion of robbery. She is still said to be at Boston Police Station being questioned.

A 61-year-old man from Anderby was also arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit robbery. He has been released on police bail until October 31.

Witnesses are urged to call police on 101 or reprt information to them anonymously by contacting Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Thursday: Police are currently dealing with a suspected armed robbery which took place at Thomson travel agents in Boston today.

Officers were called to the premises in Wide Bargate at about 11.10am after the alarm sounded.

Eyewitnesses at the scene reported seeing a man brandishing a handgun.

A quanity of cash in believed to have been stolen and police are now appealing for any information about a red or maroon 4x4 seen leaving the area.

A force spokesman said: “The vehicle is thought to have a female driver and a male passenger. It is believed that the male offender left the shop and walked on foot towards the NCP car park before leaving in the vehicle.”

Anyone with information should contact Lincolnshire Police by dialling 101 and quoting the incident number 131 of today. Report crimes anonymously by contacting Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.