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Moped rider in Rams strip robs teenagers on Raynesway riverside cycle path

Posted on 13th September 2017

Three teenagers were robbed by moped riders – one of whom was wearing a Rams away top – as they cycled along a path along the River Derwent near Raynesway.

The boys, all aged 16, were heading away from Derby and were close to the weir where the river passes beneath Raynesway when the attack happened.

Two mopeds were driven alongside them and then pulled ahead, where they stopped and blocked the path.

Both moped riders then climbed off and threatened the boys, with one of the victims being forced to hand over his Samsung phone before being punched to the head.

All three victims were at one stage punched during the robbery – which happened at about 4pm on August 23 – but they did not suffer any serious injuries.

Although it has been a few weeks since the robbery, we are now appealing for information from anyone who might know the offenders.

One of the moped riders was wearing a purple Derby County away shirt with the name Forsyth and the number 4 on the back.

The second moped rider was wearing a grey puffer jacket with an orange zip. Both of them were white.

Do you recognise the description? Do you know anyone with access to a moped who wears a Rams away shirt with Forsyth on the back?

If you do, call DC Jim Morton on 101, quoting reference 17000361921.

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.

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