Motorcyclist in hospital after thieves crashed into him and stole his bike in Sheffield
A police hunt is under way for thieves who crashed into a motorcyclist and stole his bike in a Sheffield suburb.
The struck on Aughton Road, Aughton, at 4.20pm yesterday as a man in his 20s was riding along the road.
South Yorkshire Police said the thieves were riding along the road at the same time and crashed into their victim, knocking him from his bike.
As he lay injured one of the men stole his motorbike and rode off from the scene.
The victim was taken to hospital by ambulance but escaped without serious injuries.
South Yorkshire Police said: “Emergency services were called at 4.20pm on Monday, March 1 to Aughton Road following reports a man had been knocked off his motorcycle and the motorcycle stolen.
“It is understood that the man, believed to be in his 20s, was travelling along Aughton Road on his motorcycle when two unknown men riding a second motorcycle were involved in a collision with him, knocking him off his bike.
“One of the suspects is then believed to have taken the victim’s bike before both suspects left the scene.
“The victim was taken to hospital but his injuries are not thought to be serious at this time.
“An investigation is underway and enquiries are ongoing.”
Police officers blocked Aughton Road in both directions in the aftermath of the crash and taped off the crime scene while enquiries were carried out.
Anyone with information should call South Yorkshire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.