A TEENAGE boy had a bike worth £1,350 stolen by masked robbers in Bournemouth.

The 15-year-old boy was cycling with a friend in Mallard Close at around 3.15pm on December 3 with a friend when the incident happened.

As the pair approached the entrance to a path that leads to Strouden Avenue they saw two people, believed to be male teenagers, wearing black clothing, gloves and ski masks.

One was on a bicycle and the other was on foot.

As the boy attempted to cycle past, the teenagers blocked his way and told him to get off his bike.

The victim was then pushed off his bike, causing him to fall to the ground.

Police say the victim’s friend tried to come to his aid but was pulled away and the offenders made off with his bike which is described as a grey Marin Hawk Hill 2019 model with oversized handle bars.

Police Constable Dave Wilcox, of Bournemouth police, said: “This must have been a very distressing incident for the victim and his friend and we are carrying out a detailed investigation to identify the offenders.

He urged anyone who may have been in the area at the time or has seen a bike matching the description to contact police quoting occurrence number 55180194229.