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Officers have charged a man following two aggravated burglaries in Prestwich and Salford.

Shortly after 6.50am on Monday 30 September 2019, police were called to reports of a robbery at a property on York Avenue, Prestwich.

A 77-year-old woman was confronted by a masked man on her landing who tied her hands and feet before demanding money and the PIN numbers to her bank cards.

The offender then fled with a quantity of cash, several bank cards and jewellery.

Shortly after 4.30am today, Tuesday 1 October 2019, police were called to reports of a robbery at a property on Bury New Road, Salford.

A 28-year-old woman was woken in her bedroom by a man who demanded her phone, money and the PIN numbers to her bank cards. He then tied her hands and feet before fleeing with bank cards, a phone and a laptop.

An arrest was made earlier in the week and now police have confirmed that Gary Spilsbury (23/01/1973) of Bury New Road, Salford has been charged with two robberies in relation to both aggravated burglaries which took place on York Avenue, Prestwich and Bury New Road, Salford on Monday 30 September and Wednesday 2 October.

He has also been charged with two previous burglaries at different addresses in Albert Avenue, Bury and Bury New Road, Salford on Saturday 21 September and Wednesday 2 October respectively, as well as two counts of fraud.

He has been remanded in custody and is due to appear at Manchester and Salford Magistrates’ Court on Monday 7 October.




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