Teen robbed at knifepoint for bike

Teen robbed at knifepoint for bike

by Tom Martin (June 2019)

A TEENAGE boy was threatened at knifepoint by two armed yobs who stole his bike in Rimrose Valley Country Park.

The terrifying robbery happened in April but police are now appealing for information after the 14-year-old victim was targeted as he walked home with a friend.

He was on a main pathway in the Crosby stretch of the park at around 9pm on Thursday, April 25 when he was approached by two unknown males, who had their faces covered and were armed with knives.

The 14-year-old was pushing his 'Giant' bike alongside him before the knife-wielding yobs stole it and fled the scene in the direction of The Cookson's Bridge pub in Netherton.

The bike is described as black with blue and grey flashing and police are appealing for anyone with information to come forward.

Detective Inspector Cat Walsh said: “The victim was thankfully unharmed but to be threatened at knifepoint for his bike is extremely upsetting and we will act on all information to bring those responsible to justice. Extensive enquiries have been carried out and we will continue until justice is served.

“If you saw the incident, or have seen or been offered for sale this bike since, do the right thing and come forward.

“Knife crime has no place in our communities. Our green spaces are there to be enjoyed to visit with families and friends and we intend to keep it that way.”

Anyone with information can contact @MerPolCC, call 101 with reference 19100205187, or @CrimestoppersUK anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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