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Arrest in connection with assault and robbery of a 14-year-old boy in a Nottingham park

Two men have been arrested in connection with several street robberies and burglaries.

A 14-year-old boy was targeted for his bicycle and was pushed and knocked to the ground before his bike was taken in Bestwood Country Park in Moor Road, Bestwood at around 3.40pm on 4 July.

Another robbery happened in Bentinck Street, Sutton-in-Ashfield on 2 July where two teenagers, aged 16 and 18, were threatened and both had their bikes taken from them.

The men, aged 19 and 20, were arrested yesterday on suspicion of robbery. They were further arrested in relation to two burglaries.

A house in Midlame Gardens, Bulwell was broken into overnight on 29 June and a handbag, purse, jewellery and car keys were taken before the car was stolen from the driveway.

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A car was stolen in similar circumstances from Linette Close, Sherwood Rise overnight on 1 June along with a smart tablet.

Detective Sergeant Matt Dumbrell, of Nottinghamshire’s criminal investigation department, said: “We’ve been carrying out robust enquiries in since these incidents happened and now have arrested two men who remain in police custody.

“Burglaries and robberies are taken extremely seriously and we will always carry out a thorough investigation in a bid to uncover who may be responsible,

“To be victim to an incident like this can be extremely distressing and we won’t tolerate these crimes in Nottinghamshire.”

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