Detectives are appealing for information from the public after a teenage boy had his bicycle stolen in a robbery in Warrington.
At around 7.20pm on Friday 25 January the 14-year-old boy was walking with his bicycle along the footpath parallel to the railway track off Rose Creek Way when he was approached from behind by an unknown teenager.
The man punched the victim in his face twice and stole his bike; he then fled the scene.
The offender is described as a white, around 16 to 19-years-old, approximately 5’ 7” tall and of slim build. He was wearing a grey tracksuit and air-max style shoes.
The mountain bike that was stolen was a silver-grey Carrera Sulcacra with a brown decal, black seats and black handlebars.
Detective Constable Upile Mtitimila said: “The victim has understandably been left upset and shaken up as a result of the incident and we are determined to do all that we can to trace the person responsible.
“Enquiries into the incident are ongoing and we are appealing for anyone with information or CCTV footage that may help our investigation to get in touch.
“If you were in the area and witnessed the incident, or anything else that may be relevant, please contact the team here at Warrington on 101.
“The same goes for anyone who believes they may know the identity of the man or has any footage of him as well as for anyone with information that may enable us to recover the stolen bike.”
Anyone with information or CCTV footage that may help detectives with their ongoing investigation should call Cheshire Police on 101, quoting IML 304289, give the details via https://cheshire.police.uk/contact/general-enquiries or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.