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Delivery driver subjected to ‘violent robbery’ in Wollaton

Two teenagers have been arrested after a delivery driver was subjected to a violent robbery.

Officers were called to Calderdale, Wollaton, following reports that a man had been assaulted.

The man had just finished carrying out a delivery on his motorbike when he was punched in the face after being approached by a group of people shortly before 9pm yesterday (Monday).

The man was then forced to hand over his mobile phone. He was then asked for cash to get it back which he handed over.

When he returned to his parked motorbike, he found that it had been stolen.

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Following a search of the surrounding area, officers arrested two boys, aged 15 and 16, on suspicion of robbery.

Detective Sergeant Rob Palethorpe, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “This was a completely unprovoked attack on someone who was just trying to do their job.

“Robbery is an incredibly serious offence that often involves someone being targeted when they are outnumbered or in a vulnerable situation.

“This type of behaviour is completely unacceptable and will always be met with a robust response by our officers when investigating reports of this nature.

“Thanks to the quick response of our officers, we were able to attend the scene within minutes and arrest two suspects.

“This is very much an ongoing operation though, so we’d ask anyone with information about what happened to contact the police on 101, quoting incident 733 of 24 October 2022.

“Information can also be left anonymously by calling Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

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