Teen has bike stolen by gang

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Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses after a boy was robbed while walking along the canal path in Waterside, Pear Tree Bridge, on Tuesday.

At 12.15am, a 17-year-old boy was walking with a friend along the canal path opposite the houses on Waterside. The victim was pushing his bike and his friend was on foot.

The two boys were approached by three men who demanded he gave them his bike. The victim refused and the men prevented him from walking past them. The victim then gave the men his bike and the offenders made off along the canal path.

The bike is a grey and black Giant mountain bike, it has 21 gears, quick release wheels, front suspension with two green screws to adjust the suspension, a black saddle with grey lines, toe clips on the peddles, bull horn style handle bars with a front light bracket, which was empty, and a broken bottle holder. The bike is worth around £500.

The man who took the bike is white, 6ft, aged 19 to 20-years-old, slim, clean shaven and spoke with a local accent. He was wearing a black Nike hooded top with the hood up and grey jogging bottoms.

The other two men were black. One was 6ft, slim, aged 19 to 20-years-old, and clean shaven. He was wearing a black Nike hooded top with the hood up and grey jogging bottoms.

The other was 5ft 11ins, aged 19 to 20-years-old, slim, and was wearing a grey hooded top with the hood up and grey jogging bottoms.

Anyone with information should call police on 0845 8 505 505.