Appeal for witnesses to robbery – Slough
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Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses following a robbery in Slough.
It happened at around 5.55pm on Tuesday (28/9) in Deerwood Park, Cippenham. The victim, a 13-year-old boy, had taken his new bike to the park. He was sat near the gym area with his friends when he noticed a man coming towards them.
The man then took a knife out of his clothing so the victim picked up his bike and started to run with it. His friends had already run off. As the victim was trying to get away from the suspect he dropped his bike so he could run faster.
The victim looked back to see that the suspect had picked up his bike, a Riverside 500 grey and red hybrid, and the victim continued to run home.
The offender is described as a man of athletic build, around 6ft tall, aged in his late teens to early twenties.
He was wearing a light green hooded top with a dark green body warmer over the top, a red triangle bandana covering his face and light blue gardening gloves.
Staff investigator, Lynn Brandon, based at Slough police station, said: “This incident took place on the victim’s birthday when we was celebrating with his friends. This incident will now have a memorable effect on him for the wrong reasons.
“I am appealing to anyone who may have witnessed, or has information about this incident, to please come forward.
“Anyone with information can contact police by calling 101 or making a report online, quoting reference 43210438057.
“Alternatively, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111.”