Thursday, 7 July 2016


A cyclist has been robbed of his mobile phone as he rode along a canal path. Sometime between 8pm and 8.15pm on Sunday, July 3rd, a 35-year-old man was cycling along the canal path between Sandiacre and Stanton, close to the footbridge which runs over the train line. He stopped on the path to answer a call on his mobile phone when two men appeared from the bushes nearby. One man produced a knife and demanded his phone, a Samsung. He also had an iPhone in his pocket, which the robber took.
The victim has described the man with the knife as black, in his 20s and of medium build. He had a shaved head and wore a diamond earring, black t-shirt and black Adidas tracksuit trousers.
The man he was with is white, in his 20s and with brown, cropped hair. He wore a blue Adidas tracksuit top, blue tracksuit bottoms and white trainers. Both men ran off towards the footbridge in the direction of Stapleford.
Witnesses or anyone with information should call DC Gary Oakland on 101, quoting reference 16000177933. Alternatively, send him a message online by visiting the Contact Us section of our website You can also call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.