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Teenager robbed of his wallet inside Nottingham’s Victoria Centre – two boys arrested and knife recovered

Officers have made two arrests and recovered a knife after reports that a teenager was robbed of his wallet.

He was allegedly pushed by two boys inside the Victoria Centre, Upper Parliament Street, before they tried to take his backpack.

During the altercation, which happened just after 6pm on Friday (11 February 2022), he is also believed to have been knocked to the ground before the suspects took his wallet and ran away.

Officers who were made aware of the incident have since stopped two boys, aged 13 and 14, in Lower Parliament Street, Nottingham city centre. They were subsequently arrested on suspicion of robbery.

The 14-year-old was also arrested on suspicion of possessing a bladed article after officers recovered a knife.

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Detective Chief Inspector Rich Bull, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “This behaviour reported to us is absolutely unacceptable and clearly left the victim shocked and shaken.

“Our priority is the safety of the public and thanks to officers working together we were able to bring two suspects in to be questioned about the incident. Not only this, but they were able to recover a knife and take it out of circulation.

“Carrying a knife is not only illegal and unnecessary, but it is proven that those who carry knives are likely to put themselves in more potential danger than by not doing so. Knives can have potentially devastating consequences and officers will act swiftly to seize such weapons when they are found.”

“We are committed to investigating as well as educating young people around such criminality, and we will ensure that those involved are dealt with robustly and proportionately.”

Anyone who witnessed the incident or has further information is asked to contact Nottinghamshire Police on 101, quoting incident 642 of 11 February 2022.

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