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Electric bike stolen at knifepoint in Nottingham as seller arranged to meet buyer

Detectives investigating after an electric bike was stolen at knifepoint have arrested a suspect.

The victim had put his bike up for sale online and arranged to meet a potential buyer in Bangor Walk, St Ann’s, Nottingham, on 30 March 2024 around 1.30 pm.

When the victim refused to allow the buyer to have a test ride on the bike, he was threatened with a knife.

The offender then took the bike and rode away from the scene towards Welbeck Walk.

The victim was not injured.

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Detectives have been carrying out a detailed investigation into the incident while supporting the victim.

They have now arrested a 16-year-old boy on suspicion of robbery.

Detective Constable Sid Cook, of Nottinghamshire Police, said:

“Robberies of this nature can be a frightening experience for victims, particularly when weapons are involved and threats made.

“Thankfully the victim in this robbery was not injured, but we know that whenever a knife is involved there is the potential for an incident to escalate.

“We have been working hard on the investigation and this arrest is an important step.

“I would urge anyone selling items online and meeting potential buyers to take every possible precaution to avoid becoming a victim of this sort of crime.”

Anyone with any information about the incident should call police on 101, quoting incident number 525 of 31 March 2024, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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