Man punched unconcious during Doncaster bike robbery

The black Casati Marte bike stolen during robbery at Kirkhouse Green.
The black Casati Marte bike stolen during robbery at Kirkhouse Green.

Detectives investigating a robbery in which a cyclist was assaulted and had his bike stolen while out riding are appealing for witnesses.

At around 1.35pm on Saturday November 29 a 34-year-old man was out riding his racing bike along Westfield Road, Kirkhouse Green, when a white Ford transit van braked heavily in front of him causing him to stop.

A man then got out of the passenger side of the van and punched the bike rider to the head knocking him to the ground and unconscious.

The bike, a black Casati Marte (pictured), was then stolen.

The man who punched the rider is described as white, approximately 5’10” tall, of large build with broad shoulders, around 25 to 30-years-old. He had brown hair, was unshaven with stubble and had a moustache.

Officers would like to speak to anyone who witnessed the robbery or has any information as to the whereabouts of the stolen bike.

Anyone with information is asked to call South Yorkshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 627 of 29 November. Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111