Elderly man pushed from bike and robbed in Grimsby
AN elderly man was pushed from his bicycle by a boy who then stole the cycle and other items belonging to the victim.
The 73-year-old Grimsby man was on his cycle at the junction of Pasture Street and Hainton Avenue when he was approached by a teenage boy who punched him to the side causing him to fall to the ground.
The incident happened between 9.45pm and 10.15pm on Thursday, August 30.
The offender then picked up the man's bicycle and rode off with it also taking the carrier bags that were hanging on the handlebars.
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The suspect was accompanied by another teenage boy and both were seen by the victim to head into an address in Willingham Street.
Police have arrested four teenage boys in connection with the incident – two aged 15 and two aged 16 – all of whom have been released on police bail pending further inquiries.
Officers would like to speak to anyone who witnessed the incident or anyone with information about the offence.
Anyone who can assist is asked to contact Humberside Police on the non emergency number 101 referring to log number 707 of Thursday 30 August 2012.