The security guard who confronted a boy who they believed had taken items from a supermarket in Arnold was allegedly punched in the face as the suspect attempted to flee the scene.
Police quickly attended the scene at Asda in Front Street at around 5pm yesterday (October 28) and located a 16-year-old boy in connection with their inquiries.
The boy was arrested on suspicion of robbery and possession of drugs after what are thought to be class A drugs were recovered from the scene.
The security guard suffered minor injuries but did not require hospital treatment.
Detective Constable Laura Whittington, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “Robbery is an incredibly serious offence and we investigate all reports made thoroughly.
“Our officers did a fantastic job to arrive at the scene so quickly and make an arrest as part of our enquiries and we are now working to establish the circumstances.
“Thankfully, no one was seriously injured in the incident.”
If you have any information or witnessed the incident, please do not hesitate to contact Nottinghamshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 484 of 28 October 2020.