Police have arrested a second suspect today (February 23) following a robbery in Ramsgate on Wednesday (February 19).
A 29-year-old man was arrested in Ramsgate at 12.35pm on suspicion of armed robbery. He currently remains in custody.
The first suspect, Luke Twyman, 29, of Lancaster Close,was arrested in Margate on Wednesday after officers and an armed response team swarmed to Marine Terrace .
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Visitors at Dreamland, neighbouring Cinque Ports pub and other venues along the stretch were told by police to stay inside as they carried out the operation. Following the arrest of Mr Twyman the search for the second suspect, understood to be his twin brother Ben, continued in Cliftonville and in Newington.
Residents trying to get into the roads were turned back and told it was ‘not safe.’
On Friday, February 21, armed units swooped on an address in Allenby Road as part of the investigation into the robbery at Coral’s bookies in Newington Road.
Police dogs and the helicopter were also involved in the search which lasted for several hours. However, no arrests were made at that time.
The same day (February 21) Luke Twyman appeared in court on charges of robbery and possession of a firearm.