Man grabbed by neck during robbery

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A MAN was grabbed by the neck and forced to hand over his BMX bike and mobile phone.

The robbery happened on Thursday, between 8pm and 8.30pm, at the lakes on the Oakley Vale estate, Corby, where the victim arrange to meet the man who was interested in buying the bike.

A police spokesman said: “However, on meeting him he was grabbed by the neck, threatened, and made to hand over the bike and also his mobile phone.”

The offender was white, about 20, 5ft 8ins tall, stocky, with short brown hair.

He was wearing a grey Addidas top with a purple motif on the front, and grey tracksuit bottoms.

Police would like to talk to a woman who was walking past the lakes, pushing a pram, at the time of the incident who may have seen what happened.

Witnesses can contact the police by calling 101.