A TEENAGE boy was threatened with the use of a knife and had his bike stolen in a terrifying park robbery.

At around 7.10pm last Friday, April 5, Cheshire Police responded to reports of a robbery at Crow Wood Park in Widnes.

The caller reported that a 15-year-old boy had been riding his bike in the park with friends when he was approached by two unknown men.

One of the men grabbed the handlebars of his bike and demanded the boy hand it over to him.

When the victim refused, the second man gestured inside his clothing, and despite one not being shown to him, threatened to use a knife if he did not hand the bike over.

The victim complied and the two men took the bike, riding away, with one sat on the handlebars and the other on the bike seat, in the direction of Halton View Road Bridge.

The first suspect is described as being white, around 5' 10” tall and of slim build.

At the time of the incident, he was wearing a black bubble jacket, black trousers, black trainers and black gloves. His face and neck were covered by a black ski mask.

The second suspect is also described as being white, around 5ft 8” tall and of slim build.

He also wore a black bubble jacket, black sports trousers, black shoes with white detailing on them and a black ski mask.

The bike is described as a light grey Giant mountain bike, with a black logo on sides of the frame, a black seat and black handlebars.

Cheshire Police is now appealing for anyone with any information or CCTV footage that may help detectives to come forward.

DC Ben Parkinson said: “We are currently investigating this incident, and as part of our enquiries we are urging anyone who may have been in the area around the time of the theft and saw any suspicious activity, or captured something that may help us on your dashcam or CCTV, to please get in touch.

“If you are offered for sale a bike that matches the description of the one stolen, I would also urge you to get in touch.”

To report any information, visit cheshire.police.uk/tell-us or call 101, quoting IML-1793747.

Alternatively, information can be given anonymously by calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.