Man threatened with knife in Southsea by two teenagers who assaulted him and stole his bike

A MAN was threatened with a knife and assaulted before two teenagers stole his bike.

Friday, 22nd January 2021, 7:27 pm
Updated Friday, 22nd January 2021, 7:30 pm

The bike owner was on the corner of Albert Road and Waverley Road in Southsea on Monday when two teenagers approached him at 2.15am.

After assaulting the victim and threatening him with a knife, the pair took the 2018 red Mondraker mountain bike with blue handlebars and fled down Waverley Road.

Police want to speak to two men seen nearby at the time of the incident.

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The 2018 red Mondraker mountain bike with blue handlebars and the corner of Albert Road and Waverley Road, Southsea. Pictures: Hampshire Police / Google Maps

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Both are described as being aged between 16 and 18-years-old, white, 6ft tall and of slender build.

The first person was wearing a black puffer coat, black hoody, black gloves, black face mask and grey tracksuit bottoms.

While the second person was described as wearing a black puffer coat, black baggy tracksuit bottoms, a black face mask and gloves.

A police spokesman said: ‘We are appealing for information following a robbery in Southsea on Monday, January 18.

‘At 2.15am, a man was approached on the corner of Albert Road and Waverley Road by two men who assaulted him and threatened him with a knife before taking his bike.

‘They then left with the bike and went down Waverley Road.

‘The victim was not injured.

‘Perhaps you were in the area at the time and saw/heard something suspicious, or maybe you have CCTV footage of the area?

‘Or perhaps you’ve been offered a bike similar to the one pictured for sale recently?’

Anyone with information should call police on 101, quoting the crime reference number 44210019478. Or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, where information can be left anonymously.

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