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Teenager robbed at knifepoint on A52 Bardill’s island in broad daylight

Police investigating an incident where a teenager was robbed at knifepoint have arrested a suspect.

Officers were called to Bardills Island, Stapleford, following reports someone had been robbed at around 2.15pm on Sunday (30 October).

The 17-year-old victim was waiting on his bike at the A52 pedestrian crossing when he was approached by a man who started acting aggressively.

After being forced to hand over his bike, mobile phone and AirPods, the teenager was also threatened with a knife and made to unlock the phone.

He was then told to walk away, which he did without sustaining any injuries.

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A bike matching the description of the one stolen was later recovered by officers, who also seized a knife from the scene.

Police have since arrested a 39-year-old man on suspicion of robbery and possession of an offensive weapon in a public place.

Detective Sergeant Lauren Morgan, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “This was a very distressing incident for the victim, who was understandably left quite shaken up.

“Robbery is an incredibly serious offence that can impact people in a multitude of different ways, not least from an emotional point of view.

“There is absolutely no place for this kind of behaviour on our streets and we are working round the clock as a force to help stop incidents like this from happening.

“We have arrested a suspect in connection with this incident but our inquiries are still ongoing, so we’d ask anyone with any information to contact us as soon as possible.

“People can leave information by contacting the police on 101, quoting incident 482 of 30 October 2022, or calling Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

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