A man in his 30s was punched in the face and ‘threatened with a knife’ during a brutal robbery in the early hours of Wednesday, August 3.
The man, who had been cycling along Mill Road in Cambridge, was forced to hand over his wallet during the attack shortly before 1am.
Two men on a moped were involved in the robbery, the victim told police, adding that he was threatened with a knife but didn’t see any weapon. The cyclist was punched in the face at least twice, police say, but has not suffered any serious injuries.
A video of the incident seen by CambridgeshireLive has circulated on social media. It appears to show a man standing in the middle of Mill Road punching the victim, who is on a bike and attempting to cover his face.
Another man can be seen nearby on a moped. The victim cycles off after the attack while the other two men leave the scene on the moped.
Police are appealing for information about the incident. A spokesperson said: “We were called to Mill Road in Cambridge at just before 1am this morning with reports of a robbery.
“Officers attended and the victim told them he had been attacked by two men on a moped and was also threatened with a knife, although did not see any weapon. The man, a cyclist in his 30s, was punched in the face at least twice, though suffered no serious injuries, and was forced to hand over his wallet.
“An investigation has been launched and anyone with information is urged to contact police via their web chat service quoting crime reference 35/55468/22. Anyone without internet access should call 101. Always dial 999 in an emergency.”
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