Police have arrested two men after £2,800 of cigarettes were stolen from a delivery van outside a Mapperley store.
The cigarettes were taken in the incident outside Premier Stores on Woodborough Road at around 1pm on Thursday (June 4).
Officers made the arrests in connection with the incident yesterday after stopping a car that was believed to be using false registration plates on the A52 at Gamston. One of the occupants of the car ran off but was detained after a short foot chase.
Two men, aged 40 and 38, were arrested on suspicion of theft from a motor vehicle. The 40-year-old was also arrested on suspicion of driving without insurance or an MoT and using false plates. Both men have been released on police bail pending further enquiries.
Detective Inspector Ruby Burrow, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “Officers quickly responded after the car was identified as having suspected false plates. Two men were arrested and have been questioned in connection with the theft and our enquiries are continuing.
“We would still like to hear from anyone who witnessed the incident outside the convenience store on 4 June, or may have driven past and have dash-cam footage. Please call Nottinghamshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 300 of 4 June 2020.”