Teenager has distinctive bike stolen after being threatened by youth in Luton park

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A teenage boy had his bike stolen after he was threatened by another youth in a Luton park on Monday evening.

The bike was stolen at around 7pm when the victim and his friend were riding through Lewsey Park.

The offender step out from behind a tree causing the victim to stop and threatened him before taking his wallet, mobile phone and the bik, pictured.

The bike is described as a matt black ‘FIXIE’ with black wheels and white spokes, chrome handle bars, a purple chrome stem and black rubber grips with white edges. The saddle is black with a white ‘Odyssey’ seat clamp.

The officer in charge of this investigation, DC Joanna Bosson, is keen to speak with anyone who has seen a bike matching this description being ridden in Luton since the incident.

Det Con Bosson said: “This bike is very distinctive and I would hope that anyone who saw it being used in the area will contact the police and so we can return it to its rightful owner.”

The offender is described as a white man, 16 to 17 years old, and wearing a plain black beanie hat, a black padded shiny coat with the hood up, black jeans or tracksuit bottoms and black training shoes. He also wore a black scarf covering his face.

Anyone with information that could help trace this bike or the person responsible for this crime is urged to contact Det Con Bosson, at Luton Police Station, in confidence on 01582 394441, or Bedfordshire Police, on 101, or text information to 07786 200011.

Alternatively you can contact the independent crime fighting charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.