Police hunt pair who robbed bike at knifepoint in Aylesbury

Two young men used a bladed weapon to steal a bicycle in Aylesbury.

Tuesday, 20th July 2021, 10:19 am

A pair of young men used a knife to intimidate and then rob a bike from a teenager in Aylesbury last week.

Last Wednesday (July 14), just before 6am the victim, a 19-year-old, had stopped riding his bike along Churchill Avenue to inflate his tyres outside Cottesloe Park.

Just as he had finished inflating them, two offenders approached him, initially asking for a cigarette.

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Thames Valley Police confirmed a young man was robbed at knifepoint in Aylesbury on July 14

When the cyclist unsurprisingly did not have one, he began to wheel his bike away, that is when one of the offenders produced a knife from the waistband of his trousers.

The knife-wielding man stated he was taking the bike and him and his partner walked off with the bike heading towards Church Square.

Both offenders are described as white men, both aged between 16 and 20. The first, who had the knife, was around six foot tall and of a slim build, and was dressed in black Adidas tracksuit bottoms with white stripes down to the knee, a black hooded top with the words ‘Hood Rich’ written across the front, with the hood up. He also wore a black snood which was pulled over his mouth and nose.

The second was around five foot nine inches tall and of a slim build. He was also wearing black Adidas tracksuit bottoms with white stripes to the knee, and a light grey hooded top with the hood up. He was also wearing a black snood covering his mouth and nose.

Investigating officer, Detective Constable Rachel Huggins, of Aylesbury police station said: “I am appealing for witnesses to this incident, where a 19-year-old man was robbed of his bike after one of these two offenders produced a knife towards him.

“I’d ask that any witnesses make a report to the force, either online or by calling 101. Please quote reference 43210311439 when doing so. Alternatively, you can call independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, for which you will receive 100% anonymity while making reports.”