Two teenagers have appeared in court charged with robbery after police officers followed a car and worked together to stop the vehicle.
Men got out of a car and reportedly threatened the two victims before stealing a mobile phone, a wallet containing cash and bank cards, and car keys belonging to one of the victims. His car was stolen soon after.
The incident happened around 12.30am on Saturday 6 January 2024.
Police officers later spotted and followed the stolen Audi. Thanks to excellent teamwork and professionalism, they managed to bring the car to a stop, without any harm being caused to the public, in Woodhouse Way, Strelley, and arrested two suspects.
Keane Spriggs, aged 18, of Bobbers Mill Road, Hyson Green, and a 17-year-old boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, were subsequently charged in connection with the incident and appeared at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court on Monday (8 January 2024).
Spriggs faces charges of robbery, attempted robbery, and aggravated vehicle taking. The 17-year-old has been charged with robbery, attempted robbery, aggravated vehicle taking, dangerous driving, driving without insurance, and driving otherwise than in accordance with a licence.
They were released on conditional bail and are next due to appear at Nottingham Crown Court on 29 January 2024.
Detective Sergeant James Hirst, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “Robbery can have a very long-lasting impact on victims and crimes of this nature are treated with the utmost seriousness by Nottinghamshire Police.
"I am pleased we have now charged two suspects in this case and our investigation continues.”