Lucky penny reunited with owner after wallet was stolen from Mansfield man's car

A man who had his car broken into and his wallet stolen which contained his prized lucky coin has been reunited with his items after two youths were arrested.

Sunday, 13th June 2021, 2:31 pm

Officers from Nottinghamshire Police were called to Yorke Street, Mansfield Woodhouse, after witnesses saw two males go onto a driveway and approach a motorbike before fleeing when the alarm started going off at around 1.40am on June 11.

Officers attended the scene and located two suspects nearby.

The boys, aged 16 and 17, were arrested on suspicion of the attempted theft of a motor vehicle.

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A souvenir coin was among the items stolen
A souvenir coin was among the items stolen

Officers then located several cards in another man's name alongside a souvenir coin and a screwdriver. It transpired that shortly beforehand a car had been broken into in High Hazel Drive, Mansfield and a wallet had been taken from inside.

The pair were further arrested on suspicion of theft from a motor vehicle.

Detective Sergeant Ricky Ellis, who has been investigating the two incidents, said: "The victim was very happy to get his stolen items returned to him, especially the lucky coin which had great sentimental meaning to him.

"Clearly it's not been a nice experience for the victim as his car had been entered and ransacked. We won't tolerate vehicle crime of any kind in Nottinghamshire and will do everything we can to track down suspects."

The teenagers remain in custody while enquiries continue.

Anyone with information is asked to call the police on 101 or call the charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.