Gang pulls victim off bicycle in Northampton alleyway before robbing him in daylight

A cyclist was making his way through an alleyway in Northampton when a gang of men assaulted him made a getaway with his watch and bike.

Tuesday, 21st November 2017, 5:34 pm
Updated Tuesday, 12th December 2017, 1:10 pm
Did you see anything suspicious? A robbery took place in this alleyway off Market Square, on Sunday, November 12.

The victim was cycling through an alleyway between Boots and the former Moon on the Square pub, when he was confronted by a group of three to four males, who pulled him off his bike and assaulted him before making off with the bike – a dark grey Carrera mountain bike – and a watch.

The incident happened between 11am and 11.30am, on Sunday, November 12, Northamptonshire Police today revealed.

A police spokeswoman said: "One of the offenders is described as white and about 6ft 1in. He was wearing a black Stone Island puffa jacket, dark blue Stone Island trousers, black Nike Air Max 95 shoes and a balaclava, and was carrying a brown Louis Vuitton man bag.

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"A second offender is described as black, about 5ft 10in, wearing a black coat, dark blue Nike tracksuit bottoms with a white stripe on them, and red Nike Air Max 90 shoes."

Witnesses, or anyone with information, are asked to contact Northamptonshire Police on 101. Alternatively, they can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.