Appeal after boys are robbed of their pushbikes in Page Park

Police are asking for help after three pushbikes were stolen from children in Page Park, Staple Hill.

It happened at about 5.15pm last Thursday (23rd January). A group of boys aged between 11 and 13 were cycling in the park when three older boys came up to them.

The older boys took three bicycles off the younger ones, pushing one of them. No one was hurt but officers are investigating the incident as a robbery.

Police say the boys did the right thing by flagging down a patrolling police car and reporting the incident immediately. The officers contacted their parents and searched the area for the offenders with no trace of them.

The suspects are described as being in their late teens, wearing black padded jackets and with their faces covered.

The stolen bikes are:

* A bright yellow and green Diamond Back mountain bike with red handlebars.

* A red and luminous green VooDoo Hoodoo mountain bike with a green saddle (pictured left).

* A silver Mafia Bomma mountain bike. It has rear pegs with blue tape, a suede saddle and white slick tyres.

If you have any information which could help, get in touch with police through www.avonandsomerset.police.uk/contact or call 101 quoting reference 5220019097.

Alternatively ring the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. They never ask your name or trace your call. You can also pass on information online through www.fearless.org