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Detectives appeal for information following robbery in Nuneaton

Detectives are appealing for information following a robbery in Nuneaton on Sunday (18 March).

At around 5pm, the victim, a 17-year-old boy from Nuneaton, was walking along Regent Street towards the railway station with a friend when a group of males approached them.

The pair were threatened by a member of the group who demanded their belongings. They ran away but the group caught up with the victim near to the loading gate entrance at Dunhelm and attacked him, punching him in the head and kicking him while he was on the floor. They took his jacket, trainers, and mobile phone.

A 20-year-old man from Nuneaton was arrested later in the day on suspicion of robbery. He was released under investigation while enquiries continue.

An investigation into the incident is ongoing and detectives are appealing for anyone who witnessed the robbery or has any information which could assist the investigation to get in touch.

Detective Constable Sharon Rust said: "There will have been members of the public in the area at the time who may have witnessed the incident or the group leaving the scene. There may also be people with dash cam footage; we would ask them to get in touch.

"Fortunately the boy wasn't seriously injured and he didn't require hospital treatment.

"I want to make it clear that Warwickshire Police will not tolerate this level of violence on our streets, and we are determined to bring those responsible to justice.

"Anyone who witnessed the incident or saw anything suspicious that could help is asked to contact 101 quoting incident 306 of 18 March 2018 or you can also call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously and for free on 0800 555 111 or via their online form: https://crimestoppers-uk.org/give-information/give-information-online"

 

Posted by Sam Cook, Operational Communications Officer

Published 22/03/18