Police seek information as bicycle rider assaulted, bike stolen at Dubbo

Police are appealing for information after a man was robbed while riding a pushbike in the state’s Orana Region.

About 7.40am yesterday (Sunday 22 November 2020), a 48-year-old man was riding his pushbike south along Bunglegumbie Road, Dubbo, when a silver commodore drove alongside him, forcing him to stop.

A man armed with a screwdriver exited the car and approached the 48-year-old, punching him to the face and causing him to fall from his bike.

The unknown man rode the bike a short distance away, before loading it into the rear of the commodore which was driven from the scene.

A witness stopped to assist the man who was treated at the scene by paramedics for minor injuries.

Officers attached to Orana Mid Western Police District attended and commenced inquiries.

Police wish to speak with the three occupants of the commodore who may be able to assist with the investigation.

The occupants – two men and a woman – have been described as Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander in appearance.

Police are appealing for anyone with information, including CCTV or dashcam footage from the area at the time of the incident, to come forward.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.

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