Six arrests have been made by officers after reports of antisocial behaviour led them to track down robbery suspects.
Officers were called to reports that a group of teenagers were causing damage at a property in Stoney Street, Nottingham city centre, on Tuesday evening (8 March 2022).
Meanwhile, detectives had been investigating three robberies which were reported to have happened the day before in Chaucer Street, Dryden Street and Goldsmith Court.
During these separate incidents, which happened from around 10pm to 11pm on Monday (7 March 2022), three men are reported to have been threatened before having items, such as a phone, keys, wallet and watch taken from them.
One man is also believed to have been punched during one of the incidents.
On arrival at the property in Stoney Street, officers were aware of intelligence around the robberies and conducted searches. Police recovered a number of items believed to have been taken from the victims and subsequently arrested two boys, aged 16 and 17, as well as four men aged 18, 18, 18 and 19, on suspicion of robbery.
One of the 18-year-olds was also further arrested on suspicion of possessing a Class B substance after officers recovered a quantity of cannabis, and the 19-year-old was also arrested on suspicion of possessing a Class A substance after officers recovered a quantity of suspected drugs.
Detective Sergeant Franco Guddemi, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “Thanks to the great efforts of officers sharing intelligence and working together, six suspects have been brought into custody as part of our investigation into three robberies.
“This is a really positive development as we continue to investigate these incidents and our enquiries are ongoing.
“These sorts of crimes have a huge impact on victims and can be really shocking for them, so it is really important to us to not only investigate and get justice for victims, but also to continue our proactive work to stop these incidents from happening.”
Nottinghamshire Police’s dedicated robbery team, supported by other force resources, continue to target offenders, support victims and engage in preventative work.
Their tireless proactive work has contributed towards a massive 38 per cent reduction in robbery incidents in Nottinghamshire, with a drop from 1,257 to 779 incidents across the county between October 2020 and September 2021, compared to pre-Covid levels between October 2018 and September 2019.