Teen punched in street robbery over BMX bike

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A TEENAGE boy was punched in the face in an attack by a group of men who stole his bike in Bulwell.

The violent robbery happened at around 7 pm on Sunday October 21 near the Cancer Research shop on Main Street.

The 14-year-old victim was riding through Market Place when three men approached him.

He was knocked to the ground by an unprovoked punch and one of the men then rode off with his bike towards Bulwell Bus Station.

Another of the men was riding a BMX-style bike and the third man fled on foot.

Two of the three attackers are described as white. They are all around 5’6” tall, of normal build and were wearing dark tracksuits with the hoods pulled over their faces.

The stolen bike is a vintage GT performer BMX. It has been resprayed chrome and there are a few black marks where stickers used to be on the frame.

The wheels are black with three spokes. The word ‘GT’ appears in white on each spoke.

The bike has no rear stunt pegs, as they are on the front and act as the wheel nut. It has the original black GT seat.

Witnesses or anyone who knows the whereabouts of the bike or has any information should contact Nottinghamshire Police on the non-emergency numbet, 101.

Alternatively, call the free and confidential Crimestoppers hotline on 0800 555 111.