Arrest: Cardiff Section 60 Notice update
Written by Gavin on 19th January 2022
A teenager has been arrested on suspicion of robberies which led to a Section 60 Notice being issued in Cardiff.
The 18-year-old from Rumney was arrested lunchtime on Tuesday, January 18 on suspicion of three robberies and one attempt robbery.
He is in custody and a Section 60 Notice which gives officers the authority to stop and search anyone in Roath, Cathays and Cardiff city centre remains in place.
Further arrest enquiries are on-going in relation to other suspects.
The Section 60 Notice took effect from 4.20pm Monday, January 17 through to 4.20pm Thursday.
The Notice authorises any Constable in uniform, within that locality to exercise the powers under Section 60 of the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994:
• to stop and search any pedestrian, or anything carried by them for offensive weapons or dangerous instruments without good reason, or
• to stop and search any vehicle, its driver and any passenger, for offensive weapons or dangerous instruments.
This decision was made after a number of recent robberies primarily in the Roath and Adamsdown areas where men have been threatened into handing over their electric scooters.
On each occasion a knife has been either seen or mentioned during the robbery.
Section 60 is aimed at preventing serious violence, to find dangerous instruments or to apprehend persons carrying weapons.
Anyone with any information with regard these recent incidents is asked to contact the police quoting occurrence 2200018228.
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Via email: SWP101@south-wales.police.uk