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Man arrested after police dog handler and police dog swiftly respond to shop robbery report

November 16, 2019
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A man is now in custody after a police dog handler and police dog swiftly responded to reports of a robbery in Bulwell last night (Friday 15 November 2019).

Nottinghamshire Police received a report just after 9pm that a man armed with a sledgehammer had entered the Local 4U store on Hucknall Lane. He threatened staff and demanded money from the till before leaving with a quantity of cash.

A police dog handler and police dog arrived on scene within minutes of the call.

The suspect was tracked by the officer and dog who detained him nearby shortly after. A sledgehammer and the stolen cash were recovered.

No shop staff were injured during the robbery but damage was caused to a door during the incident.

A 33-year-old man arrested on suspicion of robbery remains in police custody.

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