Two Teenagers Robbed By Man With Knife

Two teenagers have been robbed by man with a knife

Between 11pm and 11:20pm on Saturday 17th September, two men in their late teens were walking along Aylsham Road, near Waterloo Park Avenue junction in Norwich when they met a man on a bike who proceeded to cycle alongside them chatting.  On reaching St Augustine's they walked along Botolph Street, into Anglia Square intending to head towards Prince of Wales Road.

As they approached Magdelan Street, the offender convinced them to walk back along the cycle path alongside the St Crispin'sflyover. He then led them down Calvert Street.  When he reached St Peter's Court, halfway along Calvert Street, the offender asked one of the victims to hold his bike. As the first victim does this, the offender then grabbed the other victim by the shirt collar demanding his phone and wallet. The second man handed over his phone but claimed not to have any money.  The offender then threatened the victims with a knife before being thrown the wallet.

The offender then approached the first victim and searched him whilst still holding the knife. As he reached into the victim's pocket, the victim grabbed him and held him in a headlock.  This caused the offender to bite the victim in the struggle to free himself before escaping on his bike towards the dual carriageway.

The offender is described as a white man in his late 20s to early 30s and 5ft 8ins tall.  He was of slim build with short brown hair which was flat at the front.  At the time of the incident he was wearing a dark coloured tracksuit and claimed his name was Jamie.  

The bike is described as a red mountain bike with white writing on it.  The back had a metal wrack with a bungee cord over the back wheel. It also had a rear light that may have been green in colour. 

DC David Walker, Norwich CID, would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the incident or has information regarding it. DC Walker can be contacted on 0845 456 4567.  Alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.