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Man, 63, fights off teenager who tries to steal his moped

Detectives are seeking the public’s help after a 63-year-old man fought off a teenager who tried to rob him of his moped.

The victim had stopped with his scooter in Jubilee Way South in Mansfield, near to the Tesco Petrol station and the entrance to Sawley Drive, when a man approached him and tried to steal his bike.

The owner fought back and during the struggle the bike fell to the floor, sustaining damage, before the offender ran off towards the Sawley Drive area.

Two passers-by came to the aid of the victim who suffered pain to his wrist during the incident although he didn’t seek medical treatment.

The attempted robbery happened at around 1.10pm on Monday 27 December.

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The suspect, who was with some younger youths, was white, aged 15-19-years-old, of slim build and had dark brown hair.

Detective Constable Louise Foster, from Nottinghamshire Police, said: “This attempted robbery left the victim feeling very shaken and we are currently pursuing a number of lines of enquiry to find the person responsible.

“The force will always investigate reports of this nature and treats them very seriously.

“As part of our ongoing enquiries we would like to hear from anyone who saw what happened or who may have recorded dash-cam footage which could assist us with our investigation. Any information, no matter how insignificant someone thinks it may be, could help us take positive action in this case.”

Anyone who has any information is urged to call Nottinghamshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 294 of 27 December 2021, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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