A man has been charged and remanded over an alleged violent street robbery in West Bridgford.
David Jones, 34, of no fixed address, is due to appear at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court tomorrow charged with robbery.
It was reported that the victim, a man aged in 60s, was walking home along Central Avenue after a night out when a man approached him and asked for money.
It’s alleged that after the victim refused, the man punched him to the face causing a nose bleed. The victim was then allegedly forced to withdraw cash from a nearby ATM. His house keys were also stolen.
The incident happened at around 1.35am yesterday.
A description was provided to the police and officers arrived on scene within minutes of the incident being reported.
Members of the public told officers which direction the suspect had headed off in and soon after they arrested a man matching the description on suspicion of robbery.
Detective Constable Shelley Taylor, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “This alleged incident left the victim feeling extremely frightened.
“I hope this arrest and charge shows how committed Nottinghamshire Police is to using all the resources at its disposal to swiftly identify and detain those suspected of robbery and bring them before the courts to face justice.”