A TEENAGER has been arrested by police investigating a knifepoint robbery on the Johnson Fold estate.

The robbery took place last night (Tuesday, November 28).

Police say no injuries were reported, and an investigation was immediately launched.

Officers say that just hours later, Bolton Neighbourhood Priority Crime Team and the district’s organised crime team executed a warrant at an address on Marld Crescent.

During a search of the house, police said they recovered a large quantity of cocaine, cash, and several mobile phones.

A 17-year-old male has been arrested on suspicion of robbery and being concerned in the supply of class A drugs.

He remains in police custody.

Detective Sergeant Carla Deighton of Bolton’s Neighbourhood Priority Crime Team said: “This is an excellent example of collaborative work in the Bolton district, and thanks to the meticulous work of our teams, we now have a man in custody for an incident which has understandably left a victim shaken.

“As part of our investigation, we have also been able to recover a significant quantity of drugs. This seizure thankfully means we’ve been able to stop these drugs being sold in our communities, and hopefully prevented further harm.

“I’d like to thank the victim for coming forward and reporting this incident to the police. Information from the public plays an incredibly important role in our investigations and I ask that the community keep talking to us and keep sharing their concerns with us so our teams can act.”

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