Police seeking information after man approached boy in Ashby and tried to steal his bike

By Graham Hill

23rd Feb 2021 | Local News

The attempted theft is reported to have happened in Derby Road. Photo: Instantstreetview.com
The attempted theft is reported to have happened in Derby Road. Photo: Instantstreetview.com

A man tried to steal a 13-year-old boy's bike in Ashby town centre - before chasing him and his friends along Station Road.

Leicestershire Police are appealing for information to help identify a man after an attempted theft, in broad daylight, was reported.

Around 3.25pm on Friday, February 12, a man reportedly approached a boy, 13, outside a supermarket on Derby Road and attempted to steal his pushbike.

A spokesperson for Leicestershire Police said: "The boy and three friends were then reportedly chased by a man towards the Royal Hotel on Station Road.

"The man was described as mid 20s, around 5' 7ins with tanned skin and a muscly build.

"He wore a shiny black puffer jacket with black joggers and a face mask.

"He was carrying a white paper carrier bag and spoke with a deep voice and local accent."

PC Rachael Walker said: "This incident and happened in the middle of the afternoon when many people are likely to have been out and about.

"We would like to hear from anyone who may have seen the man or anyone who has dash cam footage in the area at the time of the incident."

Anyone with information should contact 101 quoting reference 21*87647.

     

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