Police seek cyclist who may have witnessed city centre robbery

Posted on 23rd August 2013

Detectives are trying to trace a cyclist who may have witnessed a robbery in Derby city centre.

At around 1.15am on Thursday, August 15, a 19-year-old man was walking through the city centre having just finished work.

As he walked along Meadow Road, he was stopped by a man who grabbed his arm and showed him a small knife. The robber demanded his bank card and took him to the Natwest in Derwent Street.

He forced the victim to withdraw cash, which he stole.

Police are trying to trace several people who were in Derwent Street at the time. They also want to speak to a cyclist who rode past the men as the robber grabbed the victim in Meadow Road.

The robber is black, slim and around 5ft 8ins tall. He wore dark grey tracksuit bottoms and matching hooded top, with the hood up. He had a scarf covering his lower face.

Anyone with information should call police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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