A man was left with bruises and scrapes after a robber pushed him off his bike before cycling off with his property.

Police have appealed for information or dash cam footage following the incident in Oxford Road, Hartlepool on Monday (April 15).

A Cleveland Police spokesperson said: "At approximately 9pm on Monday April 15, a 49-year-old man was cycling along Oxford Road when he was pushed from behind, causing him to fall off his bike.

"Upon the man attempting to get back up, his bike had been stolen.

"The robbery occurred near to a betting shop, between the junction of Shrewsbury Street and Oxford Road."

Officers investigating the robbery are appealing for members of the public to come forward with information, CCTV or dash cam footage that could assist with their enquiries.

Detective Constable Esther Allen, from Hartlepool Police’s CID, said: “Understandably the victim has been left shaken by what happened and sustained bruising and scrapes to his face and knees.

“At this stage, we are appealing for information that could assist in identifying who pushed the man and stole his bike.

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“I want to encourage anyone who may have been in the area at the time and may have witnessed the robbery, or has information, CCTV or dash cam footage to get in touch.”

If you have information, contact Cleveland Police on 101 quoting SE24068728.

Information can also be provided anonymously by calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.