Witness appeal after BMW driver attempts to rob teenage cyclist

Emergency services

Police officers are appealing for witnesses following the attempted robbery of a teenager in Westgate.

It was reported that the teenage boy was cycling along Canterbury Road near the junction with Quex Road at around 8.20am on Tuesday (November 10 ) when a man got out of a BMW car and shouted at the victim to hand over his bicycle.

The suspect followed the youngster for a short distance on foot but stopped and the victim was able to cycle away from the scene.

The suspect was described as a black man aged between twenty and thirty years old, with a natural afro hairstyle and dressed in black.

Anyone with information about the attempted robbery should call Kent Police on 01843 222289 quoting 46/201674/20.

You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously by calling 0800 555 111 or using the anonymous online form at Crimestoppers-uk.org.


  1. What colour was the BMW? People might remember the car more than the driver (apart from anyone who saw him chasing the poor lad).

  2. Ah, the bmw, preferred choice of wobbers and wascals, drug dealers, moron’s, twats, the careless, the brainless, those that can’t drive and those that are under the misconception that everyone thinks they look cool when they can barely see over the dashboard.

    Hope the teanager isn’t too upset over his ordeal.

  3. This lad had a close shave. It’s bad enough in Thanet with bike theft going unchecked for the past few years and sky high at stations even when locked up and CCTV is present. Now the thiefs are chasing after kids to steal them as they are being ridden. What is wrong with people in this part of Kent? It never used to be this bad. Everyday bikes are being stolen, and not recovered. The police do not check the CCTV and neither do the Station operators. People need to be very aware and buy the best locks they can afford, but if at all possible don’t leave your bike anywhere in public. Not even outside the supermarkets!

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