Police seek off-road bikers over robbery in Rotherham

Police seek off-road bikers
Police seek off-road bikers
Have your say

Police officers are still looking for off-road bikers involved in a robbery which left a Rotherham man with a punctured lung and broken ribs.

Officers used off-road bikes to patrol the area where the robbery occurred - in a field off Quarry Field Lane, Wickersley.

Others also walked around the Rotherham suburb trying to find out who was involved in the robbery, which happened on October 25.

Tuesday's three-hour operation involved 10 police officers.

The robbery victim, a 61-year-old man, was walking with his wife when they were approached by a group of off-road bikers and were asked to hand over their phones.

When the man refused he was punched and kicked before his phone was taken.

Detective Sergeant Richard Gladwin said: “We are undertaking all inquiries to identify the male responsible and would urge anyone who has information about this robbery, including those in the group, to come forward.”

VIDEO: ‘City’ of tents springs up for Sheffield's homeless

Shop speaks after customer 'chopped toe off with bolt cutters and ate it' in Sheffield store

Police called to college following reports of a stabbing

Sheffield market trraders bare all for naked calendar

DRAMATIC VIDEO: Yobs run amok hurling fireworks at cars and shops in Sheffield suburb

Man found with head injuries after attack in Sheffield street

Download The Star's mobile app now for FREE

Get all the latest Owls stats

Get all the latest Blades stats