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Officers want to trace man who may have witnessed robbery in Bulwell Forest

November 9, 2017
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Officers want to speak to a man who may have potentially witnessed a robbery in Bulwell Forest.

A 70-year-old man was walking along a footpath, which cuts across Bulwell Forest Gold Course, when he was attacked from behind by four males on pushbikes. He was punched several times in the face and head and had his mobile phone stolen.

It happened at about 5.20am on 24 October 2017. The victim suffered minor facial injuries.

Detective Constable Dionne Love, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: "The victim saw a man after the robbery took place who asked if he was okay and he told him what had happened.

"We don’t know who this man is but he is potentially a witness to the robbery and we're urging him to please come forward."

Two 16-year-old boys and a 19-year-old man have been arrested in connection with this incident and a second robbery which happened in Top Valley about 10 minutes later on 24 October 2017.

At about 5.30am a 52-year-old man was walking through an alleyway off Bakewell Drive when he was attacked from behind by four males on pushbikes.

The victim was kicked and punched to the face and body and was threatened with a knife. He suffered a wound to his leg during the incident

The offenders stole his rucksack containing food items and made off. 

A 16-year-old boy was arrested on suspicion of robbery and possession of a sharp pointed article in a public place.

A 16-year-old boy and a 19-year-old man were arrested on suspicion of robbery.

They have all been released on police bail.

Officers are appealing for the man who may have witnessed the Bulwell Forest robbery to call Nottinghamshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 98 of 24 October 2017.

Anyone with information about the Top Valley robbery is urged to call Nottinghamshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 105 of 24 October 2017.

Incident Number: 
000098-24102017

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101 is the number to call when you need to contact Nottinghamshire Police and it’s less urgent than a 999 call. Calls cost 15p, no matter how long the call lasts.