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Cyclist threatened with weapon and robbed of bike while on board a train

Robbery happened on Glasgow Central to Lanark service last month, and police are appealing for information

Police are appealing for information after a cyclist was threatened with a weapon and robbed of his bike on board a train near Glasgow last month.

British Transport Police say that the robbery happened at just before 4.30pm on Tuesday 26 October on a Glasgow Central to Lanark service.

While the train was travelling between Bellshill and Carluke, the cyclist was approached by a man and a woman.

The man is said to have threatened him, including brandishing a weapon, before taking his bike by force.

Police say the man was of slim build, around six feet in height and aged between 25 and 30.

His hair was described as dirty blonde, short at the sides and curly on top, and he was wearing a black jumper.

Officers have urged anyone who witnessed the robbery, or who has information, to contact them by texting 61016 or calling 0800 40 50 40 quoting reference 385 of 26/10/21.

Alternatively, information can be given to the charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Simon joined as news editor in 2009 and is now the site’s community editor, acting as a link between the team producing the content and our readers. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, he has reported on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, the latest developments in the bike industry and the sport’s biggest races. Now back in London full-time after 15 years living in Oxford and Cambridge, he loves cycling along the Thames but misses having his former riding buddy, Elodie the miniature schnauzer, in the basket in front of him.

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