Teenage cyclist has bike stolen after canal path robbery

Posted on 14th April 2014

Police are appealing for witnesses after a cyclist who was riding along a canal path was punched and had his bike stolen.

The 14-year-old victim was cycling along the Erewash Canal near Pasture Lock, in Sandiacre, when his path was blocked by a cyclist who had just overtaken him.

He was then punched to the face and his bike – an Apollo Kanyon model – was stolen.

The robbery happened at about 2.30pm on Sunday, April 13.

The offender was black, about 25, roughly 5ft 8ins, of average build and was clean shaven. He wore a black hooded top with the hood up, and black trousers. He had been riding a black mountain bike, which he then pushed into the canal after taking the victim’s bike.

Police want to hear from anyone who saw either the victim or a person matching the description of the offender, or anyone who might know the whereabouts of the stolen bike.

Witnesses or anyone with information should call Derbyshire police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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