We are appealing for information after the robbery of a bike at Mann Island on Saturday evening (24 July).
A report was received just before 5.45pm that a 17-year-old male was riding his bike when four males confronted him, punched him to the face and stole his bike, a grey and blue Narco Fluid 7.1 with serial number A31044505.
The four males, described as wearing dark clothing including Berghaus coats and tracksuits, were then reported to have left in the direction of Tesco on The Strand. Two were wearing balaclavas.
The victim provided a report after approaching high visibility patrol officers in the area. While shaken a suffering a swollen lip, he did not require medical treatment at the scene.
CCTV opportunities are being explored and police are appealing for witnesses to come forward.
Detective Inspector Paul Jones said: “This was a shocking incident for this young man to have to experience, when he had simply gone to ride his bike on a sunny day in the Pier Head area.
"I would appeal to anyone with information to contact us immediately, to help us track down the offenders and return the victim’s bike. Thankfully he was not seriously injured but he is understandably extremely shaken and for four males to target him in such a way is despicable and cowardly.
"I would urge anyone with any information, however small, to call us as it may be vital for our investigation.”
Anyone in the area with information, CCTV or dashcam can contact us on Twitter @MerPolCC or Facebook ‘Merseyside Police Contact Centre’ with reference 21000516465.
You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or via their online form:https://crimestoppers-uk.org/give-information/give-information.