Boy aged 11 has bike taken off him by two men in Middlesbrough

An 11-year-old has had his bike taken off him in a robbery as he cycled along Marton Road in Middlesbrough outside of James Cook University Hospital.

Police were called after the incident on Wednesday 14th September at around 6:55pm as the boy was cycling with his friend.

They were then approached by two men on bikes, one of whom stopped the boy and threatened him to hand over his bike.

The boy handed over his bike and the suspect rode with the green and white Carrera Blast pedal bike in the direction of James Cook Railway Station.

One of the male suspects is described as between 17-20 years-old, of slim build with short fair, hair, clean shaven and between 5 ft 6” tall and 5 ft 9” tall. He was wearing a blue tracksuit top.
The second male is described as being the same age with curly brown hair, clean shaven and of slim build. He was wearing a blue/grey Adidas tracksuit.

Anyone with information regarding the incident, the whereabouts of the bike or the identity of the people responsible is asked to contact Detective Constable Robert Sedlatschek on the non-emergency number 101, Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or