16:05 Tuesday 19 March 2013

Threatened over a mountain bike

Written byHELEN KREFT

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A TEENAGER has been threatened during a street robbery in which his mountain bike and mobile phone were stolen - leading to a high police presence in the area.

Detectives are now appealing for witnesses following the robbery which took place beneath the Evershed Way fly-over near to the bridge at the end of Moor Street, Burton.

The incident happened between 10.45am and 11am on Friday but police have only just released the information.

A 19-year-old man was threatened and had his mountain bike and mobile phone stolen by the criminal who road off on the stolen bike towards Moor Street.

The thug is described as an Asian man, aged 19 to 20 years of age, around 5ft 11in tall.

He wore a black beanie type hat, light blue hooded top, black jogging bottoms and black trainers.

The property stolen was a black Samsung Galaxy mobile and Claud Butler ‘Ravana’ 24 speed mountain bike which was dark blue in colour.

Detective Constable Matthew Gould, from Staffordshire Police, said: “From checking CCTV it is clear that there were numerous people walking along Moor Street when this offence took place. Perhaps these may have been students walking to college or individuals walking to work.

“I am eager to speak to anyone who may have seen any suspicious activity that morning, or recognise the suspect’s description from previous journeys along Moor Street.

“Should you have any information about this matter please contact me on Staffordshire Police 101 and quote serial number 224 of March 15”.

Since the crime took place, local officers have made reassurance visits to the victim and continue to provide high visibility in and around the offence location.

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