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Cyclists attack man and steal bike, wallet and rucksack in robbery on path alongside Ipswich's River Gipping




Two men pushed a fellow cyclist off of his bike before attacking him and stealing it, along with his wallet and rucksack.

Officers are appealing for witnesses following the robbery on the foot/cycle path that runs alongside Ipswich's River Gipping at about 10.25pm on Saturday.

The victim, a 20-year-old man, was cycling home from work and had just entered the path from Yarmouth Road when two men on bikes - who were coming from the opposite direction of Riverside Road and Tanners View - stopped him and pushed him off of his bike.

Foot/cycle path along Ipswich's River Gipping, from Tanner's View. Picture: Google Maps
Foot/cycle path along Ipswich's River Gipping, from Tanner's View. Picture: Google Maps

A police spokesman said: "They then hit and kicked him, pulled his rucksack from his back and attempted to take his mobile phone.

"The suspects then made off with the victim's bike, wallet and rucksack."

One suspect is described as a white man with blonde hair, and the other as a darker skinned man with dark hair. They were both riding bikes at the time.

The victim said two men, who he described as Romanian, had stopped to help him after the suspects had left.

Police are keen to speak to these two men to see if they can provide any further information.

Officers said CCTV footage seems to show there were a number of other people cycling and walking in both directions along the path around the time of the incident so they may have also seen the suspects.

Anyone with information should contact Suffolk Police on 101 quoting 37/29648/21.

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