Thugs rob man of mountain bike and phone in Exeter

Police are appealing for witnesses to a robbery in Exeter where a man was set upon and his distinctive mountain bike stolen.

The man was cycling home along Cowick Street between 00.05am and 3am on Friday 29 September when he was assaulted by at least two people . They took his mountain bike, iPhone and a men’s balance trainer.

The victim, a 33-year-old man from Exeter, sustained facial injuries in the robbery which happened somewhere between St Thomas Pleasure Ground and Wardrew Road.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the incident and keen to speak to anyone who has information about the stolen bike.It is a men’s Kross mountain bike, believed to be 21 speed, and luminous yellow in colour. It also had a bicycle light which shines a red light.

Detective Constable Leonie Drury, from Exeter CID, said: “The man was left very shaken by the assault and we are keen to hear from anyone who witnessed what happened.

“We are appealing to anyone who may have seen this distinctive bike or been offered it for sale to contact police. We are also keen to hear from anyone who knows someone who has suddenly acquired a bike matching the description.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact police via 101@dc.police.uk or by phone on 101, quoting crime reference CR/084400/17.

Information can also be passed anonymously to Crimestoppers via 0800 555111 or by www.crimestoppers-uk.org