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Man left ‘devastated’ after being robbed as he walked to catch a train in Nottingham

A man has been left devastated after being robbed of items totaling more than £1,600 as he walked to catch a train to a friend’s house.

The victim was walking down an alleyway that connects Bramble Drive and Old Brickyard in Carlton when he saw a man and a woman at the entrance.

He went passed them then felt his black leather satchel being snatched off his shoulder which contained a number of expensive items.

He was so terrified during the incident, which happened at around 4.25am on Friday (21 May 2021), he also gave in to demands to hand over the coat and trainers that he was wearing.

Detective Sergeant Julian Eminson-Ferry, said: “This was an appalling attack on a man who was innocently walking to catch a train when he was set upon by two robbers.

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“We are carrying out lots of enquiries and have made substantial headway with the investigation.

“We’re appealing to anyone who was in the area, perhaps driving through, who might have seen anything suspicious. We’d also ask drivers to check dash-cam footage in case they captured the two offenders walking in the area either before or after the incident.

“The victim thankfully was not injured and is recovering from the ordeal. We are supporting him as we carry out our robust enquiries.

“Police patrols have increased in the area and we want to reassure residents that we are determined to find those responsible. We will not tolerate violence on our streets.”

People with information are asked to call Nottinghamshire Police on 101 quoting incident 66 of 21 May.

Alternatively, please contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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