Police are appealing for witnesses after a teenager had his phone and bike stolen in a robbery near the Bradville area of Milton Keynes.

The appeal follows an incident that happened around 2.30pm on Tuesday (11/8), alongside the Grand Union Canal near to Bradville.

A 17-year-old boy was cycling along the path next to the canal when his path was blocked by two men, and at this point, the men told the boy to hand over his bike.

When he refused, one of the men lifted the bike by the handlebars causing him to fall off, while the other man pulled out a knife and threatened the boy.

The men then took the boy’s mobile phone from his pocket, ripping his clothes and causing him to fall over, before the two men then ran off along the canal towards Grafton Street.

An iPhone and a black, white and orange mountain bike with ‘FLYING’ written on the frame and handlebars that curve forwards at a 90 degree angle were stolen. The victim was not injured in the incident.

The first offender is described as a thin, mixed race man in his mid-twenties and around 6ft 3ins tall. He was wearing a grey tracksuit with the hood up, Nike trainers and a black face covering.  

The second offender is described as a slim white man in his mid-twenties, around 5ft 10ins tall with black hair and facial hair. He was wearing a black tracksuit with his hood up, white trainers and a face covering. 

Investigating officer PC Siobhan Jones, based at Milton Keynes police station, said, “I am appealing to anyone who may have been in the area at the time, either walking or on a boat and saw or heard anything suspicious, to get in touch.

“This incident understandably left the victim feeling shaken and I am keen to hear from anyone who can help with this investigation.

“You can contact us using our online form or by calling 101, quoting reference number 43200249350. Alternatively, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously via their website or on 0800 555 111.”