E-fit appeal after lone cyclist attacked and robbed by group of men in Sheffield

Police released e-fits of two men we want to trace after a cyclist was attacked and robbed in Sheffield earlier this week.

Saturday, 18th July 2020, 8:43 am
Updated Saturday, 18th July 2020, 8:43 am

At around 2.30pm on Wednesday afternoon (July 15) a cyclist was riding along the canal towpath at Tinsley when he passed a group of men on a bench.

Detective Constable Ryan Griffiths, investigating, described what happened next: “As the victim rode alongside the men, one of them grabbed his headphones, which pulled his mobile phone out of his pocket.

“The victim, shocked, stopped his bike and then attempted to ride away again, but was grabbed from behind. He was then headbutted by one of the group, who then took his bike and left the scene with the rest of the men.”

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As part of their enquiries into this incident, officers have released e-fits of two men they would like to speak to.

DC Griffiths added: “This was a horrible incident and the victim has been left extremely shaken by what happened.

"If you recognise these men or have any information about what happened, please contact us.”

You can call South Yorkshire Police on 101 with any details quoting incident number 781 of July 15.

Alternatively call Crimestoppers, free and anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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