Boy, 12, has bike stolen in Letchworth

A Hitchin man charge with murder is set to appear at court on Monday. Picture: Archant

A Hitchin man charge with murder is set to appear at court on Monday. Picture: Archant - Credit: Archant

A 12-year-old boy had his mountain bike stolen after being pulled off of it in Letchworth.

At around 5.30pm on Thursday, April 11, the victim was cycling along Norton Common near Norton Way North when he was approached by a teenage boy, who asked him for his mountain bike before pulling him off it and cycling away.

The offender is described as white and aged 14 to 15 years old. He was wearing a grey hoody and black trousers.

Detective Sergeant Karen Lewis, from the North Herts Local Crime Unit, said: “The victim was not injured but he was understandably shaken up. I am appealing for anyone who was in the area at the time and saw what happened to please get in touch.

“Similarly if you think you have seen the bike or been offered it for sale please let us know. It’s a black Carrera Vengeance with white writing on it.”

If you have any information, call the non-emergency number 101, quoting crime reference 41/33083/19, or report online at www.herts.police.uk/Report.

Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, or report online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.