Three young lads had their bikes stolen after being threatened by three older males – who they believed to have a knife – in Longbridge yesterday afternoon (Sunday 19th November).

The lads – all aged around 13 – were sitting on their bikes, chatting, outside the back of the Factory Young People’s Centre in Devon Way, off Longbridge Lane.

At around 3.30pm they were separately approached by 3 “men”. The men threatened the lads with what is believed to be a knife in their trouser waistbands and made off with all three bikes towards Longbridge Lane and the station.

Similar bike – click to enlarge

Two of the bikes have since been recovered, but a red VooDoo Hoodoo mountain bike remains outstanding. The bike has black wheels, purple handle bar grips and a black seat with red and white stripes.

Anyone who thinks they have seen the bike, who witnessed the robbery, who saw the three men riding the bikes at the time or who has any other information is asked to call police on 101, quoting crime reference number 20BW/250178C/17. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or visit www.crimestoppers-uk.org 

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