Heads up: TVP area / Maidenhead - robbery attack by ped on cyclist

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This is from the Maidenhead advertiser. All Police details have been preserved in case anyone
here lives in the area and may know something (perhaps he tried a similar stunt with you but you
evaded him?)


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Thug knocks woman cyclist unconscious Shoved off bicycle in road by mugger

By Robin Searle A CYCLIST was knocked unconscious by a mugger who pushed her off her bike and robbed
her on Monday evening. The 24-year-old victim was cycling along St Mark's Road at 6.45pm when the
attacker struck, standing in front of her before pushing her off her bike. She fell to the ground
and was knocked unconscious, and when she came to she realised her handbag containing a mobile
phone, keys and credit cards had been stolen. She was taken to Wexham Park Hospital where she
received seven stitches to her head and was treated for minor cuts and bruises. She was discharged
later that evening. DS Steve Witts, of Maidenhead CID, said: "This is an extremely unusual robbery.
"People usually feel safe on their bicycles and it is worrying that this person is willing to knock
someone off their bike. Fortunately for the victim there were no other vehicles coming along or this
could have been even more serious." DS Witts appealed for witnesses to come forward to help catch
the attacker before he struck again. "We are taking this attack very seriously," he said. "People
should not be too worried but it is important to catch this man as soon as possible." The attacker
was described as white, in his 20s, 5ft 10ins tall and of slim build with straight, light-brown,
collar-length hair. He wore dark clothes and a black leather jacket. Anyone with information can
contact DC Stuart Brangwin at Maidenhead CID on 01628 645666, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on
0800 555111.
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