Posted on 15th August 2017
Our detectives are appealing for witnesses after two separate robberies took place on the riverside path near Pride Park on the same night.
The first, at 8pm on August 11, happened on the stretch of path behind the DW Sports complex.
A 16-year-old boy was cycling along the path when he was obstructed by two men, one of which was on a bike.
The victim was shoved off his bike and told to hand over his wallet, which he did.
The offenders then took cash along with the victim’s bike, and rode off towards the city centre.
In that robbery, both offenders were white, aged about 20, both of slim build and about 6ft tall. The one on the bike was wearing light grey clothing, while the second was wearing a dark red coat.
Another offence took place along the same riverside path later that night, at about 10.50pm.
A 25-year-old man was walking near David Lloyd gym when he was approached by two men, one of whom threatened him and took his iPhone.
One was about 6ft, of slim build and with a gaunt face. He wore a pale grey hoodie and matching trousers, white trainers and white socks.
The second was about 5ft 9ins, of stocky build, and was wearing a baseball cap, hoodie and three quarter length shorts.
Both were white and spoke with local accents.
We are linking the two and want to hear from anyone who might know the people responsible.
Do you recognise any of the offenders, from the descriptions of them or their clothing? Were you in the area at the time and might have witnessed the offences, or seen the robbers?
If you can help with either of the robberies, call DC Jim Morton on 101, quoting reference 17000343789 for the first or 17000344110 for the second.
Alternatively, send him a message online by visiting the Contact Us section of our website www.derbyshire.police.uk/Contact-Us.
You can also call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.