Teen punched in face as bike was stolen

Derbyshire Police
Derbyshire Police

A teenager was punched in the face and had his bike stolen as he cycled along a Sandiacre canal path.

The 14-year-old victim was riding down the Erewash Canal near Pasture Lock, when his path was blocked by another cyclist who had just overtaken him.

He was then punched in the face and his bike – an Apollo Kanyon model – was stolen.

The robbery happened at about 2.30pm on Sunday, April 13.

The offender was black, about 25, roughly 5ft 8ins, of average build and was clean shaven. He wore a black hooded top with the hood up, and black trousers. He had been riding a black mountain bike, which he then pushed into the canal after taking the victim’s bike.

Investigating officers want to hear from anyone who saw either the victim or a person matching the description of the offender, or anyone who might know the whereabouts of the stolen bike.

Call police on 101 with information.