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Bike stolen from 11-year-old boy - Cooks Hill

Friday, 07 July 2017 01:30:08 PM

Police are investigating after a young boy had his bike stolen from him while visiting a local ice-cream shop at Cooks Hill during the week.

Just before 4pm (Wednesday 5 July 2017), the 11-year-old boy and his sister rode their bikes to an ice-cream shop in Darby Street and leant the bikes against a wall.

The boy noticed a man acting suspiciously so he stood next to his bike.

The man walked over to the boy and took the bike from him and rode down Darby Street.

The man is described as being Caucasian appearance, aged in his mid 20s, slim build with black hair and a moustache. He was wearing black shorts, a cap, sunglasses and white ‘Nike’ runners with a red and yellow trim.

The bike is described as being a green/grey coloured ‘Giant’ brand, small framed mountain bike. It has a ‘Maxxis’ sticker on the front of the frame and the wheels.

Newcastle Crime Manager Detective Inspector Peter Mahon said the actions of the person who stole this bike are inexcusable.

“I have no doubt someone in the community has information about who is responsible for this crime.”

“We urge anyone with information about the whereabouts of this bike or the person who took the bike to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333000. All information will be treated with the strictest of confidence,” said Inspector Mahon.

Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au/ Information you provide will be treated in the strictest of confidence. We remind people they should not report crime information via our Facebook and Twitter pages.