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Moped muggers rob cyclist of e-bike in London’s Richmond Park

Robbery of Canyon e-bike took place last Thursday close to Ladderstile Gate

Police are appealing for information after a pair of muggers on a moped robbed a cyclist of their e-bike.

Royal Parks Police said on Twitter that the robbery happened last Thursday afternoon near Ladderstile Gate, which lies in the southernmost section of the park, close to Kingston Hill.

Officers said that the two suspects followed the cyclist along Dark Hill then cut in front of the rider and took the e-bike, which is a Canyon model similar to one in a photo tweeted by police.

Police also released a description of the suspects.

Last October, there was a spate of robberies in and around Richmond Park in which cyclists had their bikes taken by muggers on mopeds, with the victims in some cases being threatened with machetes.

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In response to the latest incident, Richmond Park Cyclists, which represents riders using the park, urged cyclists to look out for one another, “especially those cycling on their own who these types of criminals tend to target.”

They added: “Hopefully this is a one-off and not a return to the violent attacks of last year.”

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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