Knife wielding thug steals bike

POLICE are hunting for a knife-wielding robber who stole a teenager's bike during a terrifying attack.The victim, a 17-year-old youth, was cycling to work along Out Northgate, in Bury St Edmunds, between 5.

POLICE are hunting for a knife-wielding robber who stole a teenager's bike during a terrifying attack.

The victim, a 17-year-old youth, was cycling to work along Out Northgate, in Bury St Edmunds, between 5.45am and 6am on Saturday when the thug struck.

The robber, who had a diagonal scar or cut on his left cheek, confronted the teenager and stole his bike, before later abandoning it in a nearby street. The youth was left shocked by his ordeal.

A Suffolk police spokesman said: "The 17-year-old male was travelling to work on a pedal cycle along Out Northgate, in Bury St Edmunds, when he was confronted by a male with a knife.


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"This offender then demanded and stole the bike, which was later recovered in Northgate Street."

The robber is described as white, between 25 and 30-years-old and of muscular build. He was between 5ft 9ins and 5ft 10ins tall and was bald, with a diagonal scar or cut on his left cheek and a pitted chin. He wore a blue hooded top and cream-coloured jogging bottoms.

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"Police are appealing for witnesses to the incident, or anyone who may have been in the area of Out Northgate, between the roundabout and Station Hill at the time, and anyone who knows the male fitting the description should contact us," the spokesman added.

Anyone who recognises the description of the attacker or was in the area at the time of the incident should call Pc Grant Stevens on 01284 774100, or Crimestoppers on freephone 0800 555111.

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