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Appeal for witnesses following a robbery – Oxford

News   •   Mar 06, 2019 15:20 GMT

Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses following a robbery in Oxford.

At around 9.20pm on Saturday (2/3) the victim, a 47-year-old man, was stopped whilst cycling home by three men on the Marston cycle path, close to Ferry Road.

All three offenders threatened the victim with knives and told him to give them money. The victim was pushed off his bike and kicked and punched.

The victim’s wallet, phone and bracelet were stolen.

The victim sustained injuries to his head but did not require hospital treatment.

The first offender is described as a white man, aged between 16 and 20-years-old, around 5ft tall and slim. He was wearing a grey scarf that covered his face and a black hooded top.

The second offender is described as an Asian man, aged between 16 and 20-years-old, around 5ft 4ins tall and of medium build. He was wearing a black hooded top and black trainers.

The third offender is described as a black man, aged between 16 and 20-years-old, around 5ft 4ins tall and of medium build. He was wearing a black hooded top and black trousers.

All of the offenders were on bicycles.

Investigating officer, PC Rebecca Nightingale, based at Oxford police station said: “This was a frightening ordeal for the victim, who was threatened with knives.

“I am appealing to anybody who believes that they witnessed this robbery to contact police.

“Any information would be helpful in progressing our investigation.”

Anyone with information is asked to call 101, quoting 43190065878.

Reports can be made online at https://www.thamesvalley.police.uk/tua/tell-us-about/cor/tell-us-about-existing-case-report/ or you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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