Prince Harry helps friend after London mugging

AP News
Posted: Dec 18, 2011 7:09 AM
Prince Harry helps friend after London mugging

Royal officials say Prince Harry showed up at a London police station to help a friend who had been mugged.

Harry's Clarence House office says the 27-year-old prince went to support a friend who was reporting a robbery.

British media say Thomas van Straubenzee was robbed in a south London street while on the phone with Harry, who raced across the city to help. When he could not find Van Straubenzee, Harry went to the local police station, where he gave a witness statement.

Police said a mobile phone was recovered after the Nov. 30 robbery. A suspect has been arrested and bailed.

Harry, an army helicopter pilot, recently returned from a two-month training exercise in the United States.