Man charged with two armed robberies, attempted robbery and imprisonment

A man has been charged following two armed robberies, one in Oldham, and an attempted robbery where a man was imprisoned in his own home.

John Rooney, 50, of no fixed abode has been charged with:

  • One attempted robbery.
  • Two business robberies.
  • Driving whilst disqualified.
  • Driving with no insurance.
  • Possession of an imitation firearm with intent to cause fear of violence.
  • Possession of a class A drug (heroin).
  • Possession of a class B drug (cannabis).

He was appearing at Stockport Magistrates Court yesterday (Oct 16).

On Thursday, October 11 police were called to an attempted robbery on Newbridge Lane, Stockport, where a 61-year-old man had been tied up and assaulted in his own home.

At 5.20pm on Saturday, October 13 police were called to an armed robbery at a post office on Thornham Road,Oldham, and then an armed robbery at a hair salon on Oldham Road, Middleton, at 6pm.

A second man, aged 38 has been released under investigation.


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