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Man in court over series of violent robberies and incidents

A suspect has appeared in court following a spate of violent robberies and attempted robberies.

Victims were reportedly punched in the face by a man who targeted their bags and phones, with one victim also being allegedly hit over the head with a brick before their bag was taken.

During one of the attempted robberies it’s alleged a 60-year-old woman was walking to a bus stop when she was punched in the face and attempts were made to grab her bag.

Police have carried out extensive enquiries into the series of incidents which happened in the Radford, Aspley and Basford areas of Nottingham between Sunday and Wednesday.

A detailed investigation has also been conducted following reports of a burglary which happened at a property in Basford Road, Old Basford, overnight between Tuesday and Wednesday while the occupants were sleeping.

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Officers arrested a man in connection with the incidents on Wednesday (16 February 2022).

Dwaine McDonald, aged 34, of Basford Road, Old Basford, appeared at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court on Friday (18 February 2022) charged with two counts of robbery, four counts of attempted robbery and one count of burglary.

He was remanded in custody and is next due to appear at Nottingham Crown Court on 22 March 2022.

Detective Sergeant Franco Guddemi, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “The spree of offending over a four-day period must have been a very frightening ordeal for each victim.

“Robbery is a serious offence and the force is protecting the public and ensuring that people who target victims in this way are brought to justice.

“I’d like to reassure people that these type of offences are treated extremely seriously by Nottinghamshire Police and we will always exhaust every line of enquiry in order to apprehend suspects and put them before the courts.”

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