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Appeal after mountain bike stolen on Grange Estate

Posted on - 12th February, 2012 - 9:28am | Author - | Posted in - Crime, News

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An appeal to find a bike stolen from a man while he was riding it has been launched.

Preston Police are hunting a man who jumped a 20-year-old cyclist while he was riding through the Grange Estate.

The incident happened at 10pm on Sunday 29th January on Rowan Avenue.

The victim was grabbed from behind and dragged off his bike, which is worth around £300. The offender then rode off towards Yewtree Avenue.

Police say the man they are looking for is white, around 20 years old, slim and 5’11”.

He was wearing a black quilted hooded jacket with black tracksuit bottoms and black trainers.

The bike, pictured at the top of the post, is a Carerra Titan mountain bike. It is blue and black with fitted mud guards.

DC Andrew Crook from Preston CID said: “I would appeal to anybody that witnessed this robbery or with any information about where the stolen bicycle could be to contact Lancashire Police on 101. I would be particularly keen to hear from anybody that may have been offered this bike for sale.”

People with information can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or on-line at Crimestoppers-uk.org. No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.

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