Armed cyclists rob man walking to work in Northampton

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A man was knocked to the ground and robbed by two cyclists in a Northampton subway.

The 31-year-old was walking to work at about 7am on Tuesday, January 5, when he was attacked in a subway near Yarwell Square in Camp Hill.

A police spokesman said: “One of the cyclists rode into him, knocking him to the floor, then the two men stood over him and demanded money.

“One of the men was armed with either a knife or a screwdriver and threatened to hurt the man if he did not hand over cash.

“The man handed over his wallet and some loose change then fled.”

The robber with the weapon was wearing a grey or black hoodie with the hood up.

He also had a black scarf covering his face and wore black jogging bottoms with a green stripe running down the right leg.

He had a deep voice with a strong Asian accent, was about 5ft 10in and well-built. He was riding an old silver mountain bike.

The second man was also on a bike and wore dark clothes.

Witnesses, or anyone who knows anything about this incident can call Northamptonshire Police on 101.

Alternatively, they can call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or use the anonymous online form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.