Posted on 25th January 2018
A teenager has been robbed of his bicycle in Derby.
At around 5pm on Saturday, January 13, a 14-year-old boy was with two friends outside McDonalds at the Markeaton island. All three boys were on their bikes.
They saw four youths approaching, aged about 17 and wearing dark tracksuits and balaclavas. The friends decided to cycle off but the youths chased the victim, surrounding him and ordering him off his bike.
One youth grabbed the victim by his coat and the group pushed him from his bike. One robber got on the bike and the group left in the direction of Enfield Road.
Investigating officer PC Tim Phillips, from Operation Vigilance, said: “Thankfully the victim was not injured but robbery is a serious crime and it’s being fully investigated.
“It may be that the thieves have advertised the bike for sale online, perhaps social media, and I would ask anyone who sees a green and black Carrera Vulcan for sale, or has bought it in good faith, to come forward.
Operation Vigilance investigates house burglaries and street robberies. For more information about the work they do, follow @BurglaryUnit on Twitter.
Witnesses or anyone with information should call PC Tim Phillips on 101, quoting reference 18000020337.
Alternatively, send him a message online by visiting the Contact Us section of our website.
You can also call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.