Police in Hartlepool appeal for witnesses after 14-year-old boy 'punched and robbed'

The bike was stolen at about 4:50pm on Tuesday 23 August on Jesmond Gardens. Credit: Cleveland Police

Police are investigating an incident in Hartlepool where a 14-year-old boy was assaulted and robbed.

Officers said the two male suspects punched the victim in the face before stealing his bike on Jesmond Gardens at about 4:50pm on Tuesday 23 August.

The victim suffered swelling to his cheek.

Cleveland Police said the thieves are believed to be aged about 16 years old.

The bike is described as a Carrera bike, which is black with green fittings and has a sticker underneath the seat of an eagle with three eyes.

The bike was spotted in the area of Brougham Terrace.

One of the male suspects is described as about 6ft 2in and wearing a gold belcher bracelet and a Berghaus coat.

The second suspect is described as being 5ft 8in.

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