A man is in police custody in connection with a robbery and an attempted robbery at our village supermarkets.
Rushcliffe Police report that a man entered Sainsbury’s Local on Dutton’s Hill (above) at about 5.40pm yesterday (Saturday 5 October 2019). He demanded a cashier should open the till – but ran off empty handed after the cashier sounded an alarm.
About 10 minutes later a man entered Ruddington Co-op on Church Street. He went over to the till and asked for some items. As the till was opened he grabbed some cash, leaving the store with a bag of coins.
Staff chased after the man and detained him until officers arrived soon afterwards. Social media reports quick-thinking store worker Leo Lanzoni being the hero of the moment – assisted by a member of the public who helped him keep the suspect at the scene.
Police say a 44-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of robbery, attempted robbery and possession of a bladed article. He remains in custody.
If you witnessed either of these incidents – or may have further useful information – you’re asked to call Nottinghamshire Police on 101 quoting Incident Number 000712-05102019.