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Teenagers threatened by cyclist in daytime attempted robbery

Posted on 8th July 2014

Police are appealing for witnesses after two teenagers were threatened by a would-be robber who demanded money and phones.

The victims, both aged 15, were approached by a man on a bike as they walked along Lodge Lane and Quaker Way, Derby.

The man asked them for money and, when they said they did not have any, he demanded that they hand over their phones.

He then told the boys that he had a knife, although one was never seen by the victims.

The robber then rode off along Chapel Street empty-handed after the incident, which happened at about 12.15pm on Thursday, July 3.

He was white, aged about 18, was wearing dark clothing and sunglasses, and was riding a purple mountain bike.

Police want to hear from anyone with information or who may have seen the suspect in the area around those times.

Witnesses should call Derbyshire police on 101, quoting crime reference 28304/14.

 

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