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Distinctive mountain bike stolen in robbery on Derby park

Posted on 16th September 2014


Police are appealing for information after a cyclist was pushed off his bike by two robbers as he rode through Alvaston Park.

The 22-year-old victim was riding around the park, in Meadow Lane, at about 7pm on Sunday, September 14.

As he was cycling past two men, they pushed him off his bike (pictured above) and then punched him to the face after he tried to hang on to it.

One of the offenders then rode off towards Raynesway on the bike – a Cube Stereo 120 HPA Pro model – while the other ran off towards Pride Park.

Police want to hear from anyone who knows the whereabouts of the distinctive bike, or might know the robbers responsible.

One of the robbers was black, aged in his late 20s, about 6ft and of large, muscly build. He wore a dark blue baseball cap with a green logo on the side, a dark blue zip-up hoodie and dark blue tracksuit bottoms.

The other was black, also in his late 20s and of large muscly build, at least 6ft in height and with short black hair that was shaved on the sides but longer on top. He wore dark blue jeans that were turned up at the bottom, a dark blue hoodie and white trainers. He spoke with what the victim described as a London accent.

Anyone with information should call Derbyshire police on 101, quoting crime reference 38827/14.

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

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