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Police in Birmingham hunt man who stole delivery rider’s bike at knifepoint

Theft happened outside a branch of McDonald’s in Bordesley Green before Christmas, say West Midlands Police

Police in Birmingham are searching for a man who stole a bicycle at knifepoint from a delivery rider.

The suspect threatened to stab the cyclist before stealing his bike outside a branch of McDonald’s on Belchers Lane, Bordesley Green, just before Christmas, reports Birmingham Live.

The theft took place on 18 December and West Midlands Police have now released CCTV images of a man they wish to speak to in connection with the crime.

Police say that the man, who was wearing a padded black jacket, grey sweatpants, and black and white trainers, told the food delivery cyclist that he would stab him unless he gave up his bike.

A spokesperson for West Midlands Police said: “We want to speak to this man after a Just Eat delivery driver had his bike stolen outside McDonald’s, Bordesley Green.

“It happened on December 18 at around 9pm. The suspect threatened to stab the delivery driver unless he gave over his bike – a black, blue and grey Carrera Vengeance.

“He was wearing a black padded-style jacket, with his hood up, grey joggers and Nike Air Max trainers.

“If you recognise the person in the CCTV images, please get in touch.”

Anyone who has information about the incident is requested to contact police on the non-emergency number 101 quoting crime reference number 20/481940/21.

Information may also be given, anonymously, to the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Simon joined as news editor in 2009 and is now the site’s community editor, acting as a link between the team producing the content and our readers. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, he has reported on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, the latest developments in the bike industry and the sport’s biggest races. Now back in London full-time after 15 years living in Oxford and Cambridge, he loves cycling along the Thames but misses having his former riding buddy, Elodie the miniature schnauzer, in the basket in front of him.

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open_roads | 2 years ago

7 weeks to get an image / appeal out. Way to go ... 👏👏👏

essexian replied to open_roads | 2 years ago
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Its only a bike....! Come on, the Police have better things to do......

Sorry.... thought I would have a go at this trolling lark. Don't think I am very good at it.

As you say, how on Earth does it take 7 weeks? It seems likely to me that this was a case they put on their "we can't be bothered" pile until someone kicked up a fuss. Now it if had been car used for business which had been stolen, I bet they would acted quicker than this.

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