VIDEO: Hunt to find robbers in Bestwood and Top Valley

Detectives have issued CCTV footage to help trace a number of offenders who are believed to have carried out four robberies in the Bestwood and Top Valley areas of Nottingham over the weekend.

The first incident occurred outside the Co-op supermarket in Beckhampton Road at around 11pm on Friday (15 May – incident number 1009).

Three people were stopped by the group of around ten males and females, a number of whom threatened and assaulted them, with at least one of the victims sustaining cuts to the face from what is believed to be a knife. The victims’ mobile phones and a rucksack were stolen.

The two main offenders in this incident were both white males believed to be in their late teens. One was stockily built, had dark hair and wore a blue top. The other was around 6ft tall, of skinny build, and wore a black puffa jacket.

CCTV footage of a group of six males and females seen at this location at around the time of the offence has been issued by police as part of the investigation.

The following day, a similar incident occurred in Old Farm Road, Top Valley, at around 6.30pm. Two men were threatened with knives and had their mobile phones stolen by two offenders. (Incident 734 of 16 May).

Both offenders were white, in their late teens and around 5ft 10ins tall. One was slim and wore a black hooded top and balaclava. The other offender had short blonde hair.

A few hours later, at around 10.30pm, another two victims had wallets and phones stolen by two white male offenders who threatened them with knives in Ridgeway (Incident 938 of 16 May).

One offender was described as around 6ft tall, slim, with short blonde hair. He was wearing dark clothing.

The other was around 5ft 10ins, also slim and also wearing dark clothing.

A smartly dressed female was also seen in the company of the two offenders.

A fourth offence took place in Ridgeway at around 4am the following morning (Sunday 17 May – incident 497).

On this occasion, the victims and offenders were female, although a mixed group was seen by the victims. A mobile phone and earring was stolen, causing a slight injury to one of the victims.

Both female offenders are described as white, slim and in their early 20s.

One was around 5ft 4ins tall with shoulder length blonde hair that had a yellow tinge. She was wearing a green Parka jacket, blue jeans and black shoes.

The other was slightly taller with mousey brown hair in a long ponytail. She was wearing black jeans and a hooded coat.

Nottinghamshire Police has increased patrols in the areas at problem times

If anyone has any information about any of the incidents or recognises any of the descriptions given above they should telephone Nottinghamshire Police on 101, quoting the incident numbers stated. Alternatively, they can call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.