Police are appealing for witnesses and information after the owner of a £1,800 mountain bike was robbed outside a shop in Southend High Street.
The victim, a man aged in his 30s, had left a blue BMW mountain bike outside JD Sports on Monday April 12 at about 3.45pm.
He then noticed two young males standing around the bike.
When he returned to the bike to challenge them, a fight broke out and the victim was assaulted and was stamped on by the attackers who then made off with the bike.
Police would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the incident or has information on it.
Anyone with information should submit a report online at www.essex.police.uk and use the ‘Live Chat’ button to speak to an online operator between 7am-11pm.
You can also call 101 quoting incident 42/66187/21.
Information can also be given anonymously to independent charity Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555 111 or clicking on https://crimestoppers-uk.org