Cyclist robbed at knifepoint

Police have issued a warning to residents after a burglary in Barnham

Police have issued a warning to residents after a burglary in Barnham

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A cyclist was robbed at knifepoint in an alleyway last week before having a pint glass thrown at him.

The 20-year-old victim met the offender as he was unlocking his bicycle from the railings outside the One Stop Shop in Knebworth Gate, Gifford Park, at around 7.50pm on Wednesday, March 11.

They became engaged in conversation, and the victim pushed his bike and was accompanied by the offender who continued to speak to him as they walked along.

But when they reached the alleyway between the shops and neighbouring building, at the pathway which leads to the bridge which crosses Brickhill Street towards Blakelands, the offender produced a knife and threatened the victim.

The victim handed over his cash and then cycled away from the offender across the bridge. As he cycled away, the offender threw a pint glass at the victim.

The offender is described as white, around 6ft tall, aged between 25 to 35, with short dark hair, and clean shaven. He was dressed in dark clothing and had a tattoo with writing on the left side of his neck.

The victim was not physically harmed during the robbery.

If you have any information that could assist the police with their investigation, contact Det Con Wendy Cissell on the 24-hour non-emergency phone number 101.

Alternatively call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.”