Robbery on Second Ave

Crime / Sun 3rd Nov 2013 at 12:28pm

POLICE in Harlow are appealing for witnesses to a robbery which occurred on Second Avenue, between Netteswell pond and the roundabout with Tillwicks Road, on October 26.

At about half-past midnight, early hours of October 26, a 54 year old local man was walking along Second Avenue pushing his pedal cycle along when a group of two men and a woman walked passed him travelling in the same direction. They appeared drunk and the victim was nervous of them. A short time later one of the men appeared from the bushes and walked straight over to him and demanded his bike. The victim was then punched in the face when he declined to hand it over and his bike taken. Two other people stood watching the incident but did not take part. The suspect and the other two then made off towards Waterhouse Moor.

The victim sustained two black eyes. He described the suspects as follows:

Main suspect – mixed race, 18/19 years old, approx 5ft 6ins tall, medium build, clean shaven, wearing a short black jacket, black trousers and dark coloured baseball cap and spoke with a mixed accent, using slang.

Suspect 2 – White man, 18/19 years, 5ft 10ins tall, medium build, clean shaven with short light brown hair. Wearing a light grey suit jacket and trousers, with a white shirt.

Suspect 3 – Mixed race female, 18/19 years, long black wavy hair to just under the shoulders, 5ft 6ins tall, medium to slim build, local Harlow accent. Wearing black zip up jacket which was loose on her, black trousers and was carrying a handbag under her right arm which was about 12 inches long.

secondThe bicycle that was stolen was a black and white BARRACUDA lightweight racing bike, with a rack over the back wheel and green insulation tape on the handle bars.

Anyone who recognises the description of the suspects or knows the location of the bike is asked to contact Pc James Bull at Harlow CID on 101.

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