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Arrest after man armed with a knife attempts to steal child’s bike in Nottingham

A man has been arrested after attempting to steal a child’s bike from a back garden.

After being alerted to a man walking away with a bike the victim approached the suspect before a scuffle broke out on Argyle Street, Radford, at around 10.10pm on Thursday evening (18 November).

The suspect has then allegedly lunged at the victim with a knife in an effort to take the bike.

Officers quickly attended the scene and found the suspect on a nearby street where he was arrested on suspicion of attempted theft and going equipped for theft.

The 46-year-old suspect remains in custody as enquires continue.

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Thankfully no one was seriously injured during the attempted robbery and the bike was returned to its owner.

Sergeant James Rimmington, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “Thanks to the quick work by officers we were able to swiftly arrest a man in connection with this incident.

“Theft of bicycles is something we take very seriously as we know that cycling is a very popular hobby and the loss of a bike can impact the victim both financially and emotionally due to being a victim of crime.

“We will always do our utmost to catch offenders and reunite people with their property.”

Anyone with any information or who witnessed the incident is asked to contact the police on 101, quoting incident number 769 of 18 November 2021.

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