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Two arrests after knife-point robbery

December 4, 2018
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Officers made two arrests following a swift response to a knife-point robbery.

A 33-year-old man had a mobile phone, bank card and cash taken from him by two men with knives on Fox Street, Sutton-in-Ashfield, at around 4.15pm yesterday (3 December).

Police were quickly on the scene and took a description of the offenders and within minutes PCSOs Kendrick and Birkin detained a 19-year-old man on Langton Road, Sutton-in-Ashfield who was running away from the area. He was subsequently arrested on suspicion of robbery and a mobile phone, bank card and cash were recovered from his person. The man, who was also wanted on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm in connection with an assault on a 23-year-old man in Commercial Gate, Mansfield, at around 8.50am on 16 November was also subsequently arrested for this offence.

Another 19-year-old man was also arrested later in the evening on suspicion of robbery in connection with the Fox Street incident.

Ashfield District commander Inspector Craig Hall said: "Knife crime is a force-wide and local priority in Ashfield and it is fantastic news that we have been able to arrest these suspects.

"PCSOs Kendrick and Birkin have done a great job in detaining the first man. The officers are both based within Sutton-in-Ashfield and it is no coincidence that they were in the right place at the right time. They do not carry the same safety equipment as police officers do and I want to commend them for their bravery. Our PCSOs do a great job of patrolling our communities and this incident is a perfect example of how vital they are in keeping our communities as safe as possible."

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