A cyclist was hit on the back of the head before having his bike and a sum of money stolen during a robbery in the North Street area of Belfast city centre on Sunday evening (January 9).
Detectives in north Belfast are appealing for witnesses and information after the victim was confronted by two males during the incident.
Detective Sergeant Ash said: “At around 7.10pm, it was reported that the victim had rode his bike towards North Street, in the direction of Peter’s Hill.
“The man then turned left into Laws Court. The man stopped and was leaning against railings when he felt a blow to the back of his head.
“The victim was confronted by two males. One is described as approximately 50-years-old, six-foot tall in height, wearing glasses and a red raincoat.
“The other was approximately 5ft 8-inches in height and had his face covered with a scarf.
“A number of items were stolen from the victim including a black Carrera Vengeance Mountain bike with a front light lock and a sum of money.”
Enquiries are ongoing and police are appealing for anyone who was in the area at the time and noticed any suspicious activity, or may have any information in relation to the incident, to contact detectives on 101, quoting reference number 1287 09/01/22.