Thief fell off stolen bike then rode away

Thief fell off stolen bike then rode away

Thief fell off stolen bike then rode away

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A robber who took a teenager’s bike, cycled a few feet and then fell off, police revealed yesterday.

A 16-year-old boy and his friend were approached in West Park, Girlington, Bradford, by two men who asked if they could have a go on his bicycle.

The boy initially refused, but seeing one of the men was armed with a knife he handed the bike over.

One of the men rode away and fell off shortly afterwards, but as the boy tried to reclaim the bike, the suspect threatened him with the knife. He then rode off towards Lytton Road, followed by the other man.

Both men were described as having Eastern European accents and olive skin, of average build and believed to be in their late teens.

The bike taken is a grey Diamond Back BMX.

Anyone with information about the robbery around 12.35pm on February 26 should Bradford CID on 101.

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