Peterborough police seek two knife-wielding men who robbed children of their bikes

Incident took place on Sunday afternoon near Pinewood and Cahill Drive

A Peterborough police officer standing beside a police cruiser. (Photo: Peterborough Police Service)

Peterborough police are seeking two men who wielded knives while robbing two children of their bikes on Sunday afternoon (July 26).

Shortly before noon, the two children, aged 10 and 12, were riding their bikes along a walking path connecting Lansdowne Street to the corner of Pinewood Drive and Cahill Drive in Peterborough.

As the children neared the end of the path, two unknown men yelled at the children to get off their bikes. It was reported that the two men were each holding a knife during the incident.

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Both children got off their bikes and ran south on Pinewood Drive. The two men fled the area with the stolen bikes. The incident was reported to police and officers were dispatched to the area to investigate.

The suspects are described as follows:

Suspect #1

  • Male
  • Caucasian
  • Approximately 6′ tall
  • Approximately 25 years old
  • Red shoes
  • Dark hoody
  • Jeans

Suspect # 2

  • Male
  • Caucasian
  • Approximately 5’10″
  • Approximately 23 years old
  • Blue-green eyes
  • Black hoody
  • Jeans

The stolen property is described as follows:

Item #1

  • “Haro – downtown” child BMX
  • Metallic green
  • Possible front and rear black pegs
  • Black front forks
  • Serial number KISEK18807

strong>Item # 2

  • “Strikes” child BMX
  • Grey frame
  • No pegs
  • Red decals on front and lower frame
  • Black forks, handle bars, and rims
  • Red and grey tires
  • Serial Number unknown

Anyone with information is asked to call the Peterborough Police at 705-876-1122 or contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or www.stopcrimehere.ca.

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