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Penwortham teenager has bike taken in robbery

Posted on - 28th October, 2016 - 10:53am | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Penwortham, Preston News
Factory Lane in Penwortham Pic: Google

Factory Lane in Penwortham Pic: Google

A teenager has been robbed while cycling on his bike in Penwortham.

The 12-year-old boy was making his way on his bike along Factory Lane around 7pm on Wednesday 26 October.

South Ribble Police are appealing for witnesses after a number of youths approached the boy and demanded his bike.

Two more teenage boys then approached the victim to help the first offender.

The bike, a black and red Cannondale hybrid – worth around £450 – was taken.

The first offender is described as white, aged 14 to 15, with a spotty complexion and black hair.

The second suspect is described as white, aged 14 to 15 with black hair.

The third teenager was small, of larger build, with freckles and black hair.

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Detective Constable Lewis Haigh of Preston CID said: “This was a nasty robbery has left the victim very shaken and upset.

“The offenders made off with a distinctive bike and we believe someone must know where it is.

“If you recognise the description of the suspects, or witnessed the incident, please call us.”

Anyone with information can contact police on 101 quoting crime reference SA1614333.

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