Cyclist (70) pushed off bike in robbery

A PASSENGER leaned out of the window of a moving car to push a 70-year-old off his e-bike and steal it.

Police are looking for two occupants of a blue Ford Fiesta after the robbery on Laughton Common Road, near Thurcroft cemetery.

While the victim lay on the floor, unable to move, the passenger is reported to have got out of the car and taken the bike at about 9am yesterday (Wednesday).

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Det Insp Nina Jackson said: “I am appealing for anyone who witnessed this or a 54 plate Ford Fiesta in the Thurcroft or Laughton area to get in touch. 

“I’d also urge drivers who were travelling through the area to check their dash-cam footage to see if they captured the vehicle on video. I am keen to identify and speak to the two men in connection with this incident.

“This was a particularly nasty assault in which an elderly man was pursued and targeted. Thankfully, he has suffered no life-altering injuries, however he was left incredibly shaken. 

“His helmet was also cracked which suggests he was pushed with severe force.”

Call 101 quoting incident 197 of January 27. Footage can be emailed to [email protected].

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