Attackers push cyclist off his bike and steal it on Stevenage cycle path

PUBLISHED: 18:12 08 February 2017 | UPDATED: 18:12 08 February 2017

A cyclist was pushed off his bike in Stevenage yesterday evening..

A cyclist was pushed off his bike in Stevenage yesterday evening..

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A cyclist was pushed off his bike while riding along a cycle path in Stevenage yesterday.

At around 11pm, the 37-year-old rider was travelling home along the cycle path next to Six Hills Way near to the bus stop by ASDA, when he was approached by two men.

As he drew level with them one of the men pushed him off his bike and rode off on it.

The victim chased after the second attacker, who was on foot, towards the roundabout at the junction with St George’s Way.

DC Kirsty Richardson, who is investigating the incident, said: “There would still have been people around the area at this time and we are hoping that someone may have seen the incident or the victim pursuing the offender.

“Fortunately the victim was not seriously hurt when he was pushed from the bike and these kinds of incidents are not common in the town.”

The stolen bike is a bright orange Falcon mountain bike. It had Falcon written in black on the down tube.

One of the attackers was wearing a distinctive baby blue jacket with a red letter ‘V’ on the back. The other was a white man dressed in dark clothing.

If you think you have seen the offenders or were in the area around the time of the incident, contact DC Kirsty Richardson on 101 quoting crime reference number E1/17/990.

Alternatively you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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