Armed police shut off road in Ramsgate as robbery investigation continues

Armed police in Allenby Road on Friday Photo Becky Westcott

Armed police units are in Ramsgate again today (February 21) as they continue an investigation into a robbery at Coral’s bookies on Wednesday.

Officers are at the junction of Allenby Road and Nixon Avenue. The road has been closed off by the New Asia takeaway.

Photo David Townsend

The police helicopter has also been spotted. A witness said: “Armed police are pointing their guns at a house (in Allenby Road). There are  dogs plus a helicopter.

Photo Becky Westcott

“Three blokes are lined up against a fence and arrested, guns are still being pointed at the house and the dogs are back there.”

It is the third time this week armed units have been present in the area following the robbery in Newington Road.

Luke Twyman, 29, was due to appear in court today on charges of robbery and possession of a firearm  following his arrest in Margate after officers and an armed response team swarmed to Marine Terrace. A search for a second suspect also took place but a further arrest was not made.

Photo David Townsend

Armed officers were also in Newington again last night as part of the robbery investigation.

A Kent Police spokesman said: “Kent Police patrols, including firearms officers, are in the Northwood area of Ramsgate in connection with an armed robbery at a shop in Newington Road, Ramsgate, on Wednesday, February 19.

“Allenby Road has been closed to traffic and pedestrians while enquiries are ongoing.”

UPDATE: Allenby Road was reopened to traffic at around 7.30pm and enquiries are ongoing.

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