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Prince Harry races across London to help mugged friend

December 18, 2011 12:00:00 AM PST
England's Prince Harry came to the rescue of a friend who was mugged Nov. 30, according to Royal officials.

Thomas van Straubenzee was reportedly on the phone with Harry when he was robbed in a south London street.

Harry raced across the city to help. When he could not find van Straubenzee, the 27-year-old prince gave a witness statement at a nearby police station.

A suspect was later arrested and bailed.

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

The Associated Press contributed to this report.