ROBBERS using a car and moped chased down a teenage cyclist in Ellesmere Port before attacking and stealing from him.

The "terrifying" incident happened on Pooltown Road, Whitby, at around 9pm on Thursday, October 4.

The 18-year-old victim was said to be cycling along the road when a car and a moped began pursuing him.

The thug on the black 125cc-type moped caught up to him on Luton Road and knocked him off his bicycle.

He and four men from the dark grey Vauxhall people carrier then assaulted the victim and stole personal items.

The offenders, who are all described as around 20 to 25 years old and wearing dark clothing, then returned to their vehicles and fled along Luton Road towards Aldgate.

Enquiries into the incident are ongoing and detectives are urging anyone who witnessed it or saw anything suspicious in the area to get in touch.

They are also keen to hear from anyone who believes they may have dashcam or CCTV footage that may aid the investigation, as well as from anyone who thinks they might know who the offenders are or have information regarding the moped or the car.

Detective Constable Nadine Sturgess said: “This was a terrifying incident for the victim and we are determined to catch the offenders and bring them to justice.

“I urge anyone who witnessed what happened, saw anything suspicious in the area, thinks they may know who the offenders are or has any information relating to the car or the moped they were travelling in to come forward.

“We also want anyone who believes they may have dashcam or CCTV footage of the offenders or their vehicles, or any other information that may help our ongoing investigation, to get in touch.

“I would also like to reassure residents that this is believed to be an isolated incident and we are increasing the police presence in the area as a precaution. Anyone with any concerns should speak to an officer.”

Anyone with information that may help detectives with their investigation, no matter how small, should call Cheshire Police on 101, quoting IML 203313, give the details via or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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