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Teenager has bike stolen by robber in city park

Posted on 4th September 2014

A 16-year-old boy had his bike stolen after a robber forced him from it while he was riding through a city centre park.

The victim had been cycling with a friend along a path on Bass Recreation Ground, heading in the direction of Derby’s train station.

As the pair neared a footbridge over the River Derwent to Station Approach, a group of four youths walked over.

One of the youths kicked out at the victim, causing him to fall of his bike. The offender then rode off towards Derby city centre while the three other youths walked in the same direction.

The offender was white, aged 18 to 21, 6ft to 6ft 2ins, of skinny build, and was wearing a light grey tracksuit with his hood up.

The bike is a Carrera hybrid model with grey down the centre of the frame, with dark grey disk brakes on the front and rear wheels.

Police want to hear from anyone who witnessed the incident, which happened about 5pm on Wednesday, September 3, or saw the offender riding away.

Anyone with information should call Derbyshire police on 101, quoting incident 682 of September 3.

You can also call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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