Three arrests in robbery probe

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THREE teenagers have been arrested by police over a knifepoint robbery on the Trans Pennine Trail, close to Rother Valley Country Park.

The teenagers, who are all aged 16 and are from Beighton and Westfield, were quizzed on suspicion of robbery before being bailed pending further inquiries.

They were arrested after a 53-year-old man was cycling on the Sheffield side of the trail, near the Cable Water Ski area of the park, when he was knocked off his bike by three offenders riding past on a 1970s style Lambretta stye scooter.

One of the culprits then threatened the cyclist with a knife and stole his bike and mobile phone at 12.50pm on Tuesday, September 4.

The three offenders fled towards Beighton after the robbery when another cyclist approached them.

The bike they stole is a distinctive Orange 5Pro, mandarin in colour.

It has Fox forks in a gold kashima coating with a Maxis Advantage Rear tyre and GEAX front tyre.

Extra police patrols were ordered in the wake of the robbery.

A South Yorkshire Police spokeswoman said: “Officers would like to thank the public who have helped in the investigation and would still like to speak to anyone who may have information relating to this incident.”

n Call South Yorkshire Police on 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111, quoting incident number 472 of September 4.