Cyclist robbed at knifepoint of high-value bike on Bishopbriggs canal path

Detectives are appealing for information after a man was robbed of his high-value mountain bike in Bishopbriggs on Saturday, April 10.

Monday, 12th April 2021, 10:46 am
Updated Monday, 12th April 2021, 12:09 pm
Police investigate

Around 8pm the 42-year-old was riding his black Specialized Stumpjumper Mountain Bike along the canal path near to Balmuildy Road when three men blocked the pathway.

One of the men produced a knife and threatened the victim, demanding his bike.

The suspects, who spoke with local accents and were wearing dark hooded tops with scarfs covering their faces, then made off with the bike towards the Possil Marsh area.

Detective Constable Mark Milroy from the Community Investigation Unit based at Govan said: “Thankfully the victim was not hurt during the robbery, but it was still a very distressing experience, and it is vital we trace the despicable individuals responsible.

“I would appeal to anyone who was on the canal path around 8pm on Saturday night, and witnessed what happened or noticed three men in possession of a mountain bike, to please get in touch.

“Anyone with information can contact Police Scotland through 101, quoting incident number 0864 of Sunday, 11 April, 2021. Alternatively you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”