Police appeal for information following violent bike robbery - The Leamington Observer

Police appeal for information following violent bike robbery

Editorial Correspondent 4th Oct, 2021 Updated: 4th Oct, 2021   0

POLICE appealing for witnesses and video footage following a violent robbery in Warwick.

A 60-year-old man was allegedly attacked by two men who hit him to the head with a metal object and stole his electric bike on Saturday evening (October 2).

The incident happened at around 6.45pm on the cycle path near to Seymour Grove.

The duo made off with the bike but officers made one arrest near to the scene.

A 42-year-old man from Leamington was later charged with robbery and possessing an offensive weapon and will appear before Magistrates today (Monday).

Investigations are ongoing to locate the second man.

Det Sgt Jen Baker said, “This was a cowardly and vicious assault on a man innocently travelling to work. The victim sustained a serious and potentially life changing injury which required hospital treatment.

“Whilst one man will be appearing in court today in connection with the incident, the second offender is still outstanding. Please come forward if you have information that can assist enquiries and if you were in the vicinity around Europa Way at the time, please check door-bell and dash-cam footage.”

Any witnesses or anyone with information or video footage should call police on 101, quoting incident reference 319 of October 2.

Alternatively information can be given anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


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