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Police share image after bus station rucksack robbery

Detectives are seeking the public’s help after a man was assaulted while waiting to catch a bus home and had his rucksack ripped out of his hands.

The victim had been involved in an initial verbal altercation with a group of teenage boys outside Mansfield Bus Station.

After a short while the group followed him back into the station, in Quaker Way, before they kicked and punched him, pushed him over, and stole his rucksack.

The suspects ran off following the incident which happened shortly after 9 pm on Tuesday 23 January 2024.

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Officers investigating the robbery, which has included trawling through CCTV footage, have offered support to the victim and have now issued an image showing people they want to identify and speak to in connection with the incident.

Detective Constable Emma Beardmore, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “This was a nasty robbery against a vulnerable victim which took place inside of a busy bus station.

“We know people were walking within the area of the incident immediately before, during, and after this incident so I’m urging them to please come forward and talk to us to help us identify those responsible.

“Fortunately, the victim wasn’t physically injured but he was left feeling extremely distressed by what happened.

“As part of our ongoing inquiries, we are asking anyone who recognises the people in the CCTV image to please get in touch with police immediately.

“While we acknowledge the image isn’t of the best quality, even the smallest amount of information could be vital to our investigation.” 

Anyone with any information should call Nottinghamshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 744 of 23 January 2024, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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