Violent thieves steal man’s £2,000 e-bike as he rides through Watermead Park


A cyclist has had his expensive e-bike stolen when he was targeted by thieves at Watermead Park. The victim was pushed out of the machine as it walked through the mole.

Police say the 38-year-old victim was riding his £2,000 Giant electric mountain bike in the southern part of the park in Leicester when he was confronted by three men. One of the men pushed him off the bike, before a second man left, followed by the others on foot.

The incident happened around 11 a.m. on Friday, April 8. In an appeal today, police asked for help in locating the thieves and the bike.

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A Leicestershire Police spokesman said the victim was near the Watermead Way underbridge in the Oakland Avenue area when the robbery occurred. The force released descriptions of the suspects.

The spokesperson said: “The suspects were described as Asian. One of them was tall, about 6 feet tall, in his twenties, with a full, thick beard. He was wearing a stocking gray tracksuit top, a dark hoodie/sweater and black Nike Air Max sneakers.

“The other two suspects were wearing gray sweatpants, and one of them was wearing a light colored cap. Officers would like to track down and identify those responsible for the theft and also reunite the bike with its owner.”

Anyone who witnessed the incident or was approached by anyone trying to sell the blue bike is asked to call the police on 101, quoting the crime reference number 22*199821. Alternatively, officers can be contacted through the force’s website.


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