Rashford and Alexander-Arnold brothers ‘robbed by gunmen’ in Manchester cafe

The brothers of England footballers Marcus Rashford and Trent Alexander-Arnold have reportedly been focused by armed robbers at a restaurant in Manchester.

Dane Rashford and Tyler Alexander-Arnold, who additionally handle the gamers, had been consuming at Littlerock within the metropolis’s Moss Side space when it was raided by three males armed with a suspected shotgun, a machete and a baseball bat.

Police stated the robbers threatened customers and “demanded they hand over private belongings and a set of automobile keys” at 10.30am on on Saturday morning.

Based on Mail Online, they stole Mr Rashford’s watch and Mr Alexander-Arnold’s pockets and Vary Rover.

Greater Manchester Police (GMP) stated three individuals, all aged of their twenties, had been taken to hospital with minor accidents.

Mr Rashford, the elder brother of the Manchester United striker, and Mr Alexander-Arnold, whose brother performs for Liverpool in defence, had been reportedly left bloodied and bruised. A good friend of the pair can be believed to have been damage.

The Vary Rover was later discovered deserted two miles away in Manchester’s Fallowfield suburb. Officers additionally seized two weapons found in a close-by bush.

Six individuals – 4 males aged 18, 19, 23 and 58 and two boys aged 17 – have been arrested on on suspicion of theft.

The footballers’ brothers had been robbed at Littlerock cafe in Moss Aspect, Manchester (Google Road View)

 A submit on Littlerock’s Fb web page stated employees and prospects had been left “traumatised” by the incident.

“We ship our deepest sympathies to the shoppers that obtained injured within the incident that passed off, we hope they’ve a speedy restoration.

“From the Littlerock employees, we thanks for supporting us via this tough time.”

The Caribbean cafe’s proprietor, Samuel Francis, stated he believed the footballers’ brothers had been “intentionally focused”.

He informed Mail On-line: “I wasn’t there on the time however I perceive the lads had been consuming when it occurred. 

“They’re common friends and I feel they had been focused intentionally. Individuals have in all probability noticed their automobiles right here earlier than.”

GMP superintendent Mark Dexter stated: “Fortunately nobody was severely injured, however the victims have been left understandably shaken following this incident.

“It’s due to the swift motion of our officers that we now have six males in custody, however this investigation remains to be very a lot ongoing and officers shall be within the space persevering with with enquiries.”

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