Police search for gang who kicked boy to floor before stealing his mountain bike

Police are searching for this mountain bike stolen from a 13-year-old
Police are searching for this mountain bike stolen from a 13-year-old

A 13-year-old boy had his bike stolen after he was kicked to the ground by a gang on Friday.

The teen was confronted by a large group of teenagers in Orchid Close, off Sundon Park Road at 10.45pm.

The group of ten mixed race and black 15 to 16 year olds kicked the victim to the ground and took the bike before leaving the scene towards Hockwell Ring.

One of the offenders was 5’10” tall, stocky with short cropped hair and was clean shaven. He wore a blue or black Adidas tracksuit with black leather gloves.

The officer in charge of this investigation, Detective Constable Tim Worden, is keen to trace the bike or anyone who saw the offence.

DC Worden said: “This offence happened very close to Sundon Park Social Club and it is possible that those in the club saw a group of youths matching this description in the area on Friday night.

“It is also possible that someone is still using the bike and I would urge anyone who sees a Carrera red, black and grey mountain bike matching this description or anyone who saw the offence to come forward and assist with this investigation.”

Anyone with information relating to this crime can contact DC Worden, in confidence, at Luton Police Station, on 01582 394434, or Bedfordshire Police on 101, or text information to 07786 200011.

Alternatively you can contact the independent crimefighting charity Crimewatch, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.