A teenage boy was robbed of his bike in a Brighton street, Sussex Police said this morning (Thursday 30 March).
The force said: “Police are appealing for witnesses to the robbery of cycle from a teenage boy in Brighton.
“The 17-year old from Lewes was attacked in Surrenden Road, Brighton, at 4.20pm on Tuesday 21 March while cycling with a friend.
“There is believed to be one suspect, described as black, aged 16 to 18, 5ft 11in, of slim build, wearing a black hooded top with red writing on the front and back, possibly the word Puma, black tracksuit bottoms and red underwear which was pulled above the tracksuit bottoms.
“The suspect was with a group of white and black boys of similar age.
“The victim was very shaken but unhurt.”
Detective Constable Tom Duffy said: “The victim relied on the bike as his sole form of transport and will now suffer greatly due to this loss.
“It is often the items we lose that affect us most rather than the incident itself.
“I would like to speak to anyone who witnessed this incident or saw someone matching the suspect’s description in the area of Surrenden Road that afternoon.
“The bike has a hardtail black frame with a gold finished handlebar, black leather saddle and large tyres with white stencil writing on the side saying “magic mary’.
“Anyone who witnessed the incident is asked to email firstname.lastname@example.org quoting serial 1006 of 21/03.
“You can also report at https://sussex.police.uk/contact-us/response-to-appeal/ or call 101.
“Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 (www.crimestoppers-uk.org).”