Man left ‘frightened’ after being hauled off bike by teenager who then stole it

Police appeal
Police appeal

Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses following a robbery in Milton Keynes.

The incident took place at around 10.40pm on Saturday on the redway in Craddocks Close, Bradwell, police revealed yesterday afternoon.

The 20-year-old victim was cycling towards Quinton Drive when he noticed four teenage boys standing on the redway, between two houses on Craddocks Close.

One of the teenagers grabbed the victim as he was cycling past and asked him a question before grabbing the handlebars and pushing the victim off the bike. The offender and the other teenagers then took the bike and headed in the direction of Rooksley.

The offender is black, aged about 18, 5ft 9ins, and slim with short black hair. He was wearing a dark hoodie. The three other teenagers are black but there is no description of what they were wearing.

Officers would like to speak to anyone who may have witnessed the incident, know the whereabouts of the bike that was stolen, or who may recognise the description of the offender.

The bike is a mens Schwinn brand, with a black frame, gold edging and silver handlebars.

Det Con Wendy Cissel from Milton Keynes police station said: “This was a very frightening experience for the victim and I would ask anyone with any information to contact me via the 24-hour Thames Valley Police enquiry centre on 101.”

If you don’t want to speak directly to the police, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers (opens new window) anonymously on 0800 555 111 No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.