Police still searching for balaclava-clad cyclist 'who threatened others with a gun'

Police still searching for balaclava-clad cyclist 'who threatened others with a gun'

Police still searching for balaclava-clad cyclist 'who threatened others with a gun'

First published in News
Last updated
by , Reporter

Police are still searching for a balaclava-clad cyclist who is believed to have threatened a driver with a handgun.

A car driver was approached by the cyclist in Bank Street, Braintree, when he was sitting in the car with his friend.

The bike rider said nothing and pointed the weapon at him.

The car driver managed to drive off immediately and the cyclist rode away in the incident at 10.40pm on June 16.

DS Pete McCormack said: "This all happened very quickly and we only have sketchy details of the offender and we cannot be sure if a man or woman was involved.

"The victim was sitting in a car with a friend and a few other friends were standing beside the vehicle.

“As the car drove away, those on foot sought refuge nearby.

"The cyclist was wearing Army-style camouflage clothing and boots and a balaclava.

“The witnesses noticed that the offender had white skin which they could see through the eye holes of the balaclava.

"We want to hear from anyone who has information about the incident or anyone who knows a person who rides a gent’s mountain bike and has Army-style camouflage clothing.”

Armed police and the police helicopter were called to the scene after the incident was reported but there was no trace of the suspect.

It is not yet known whether the weapon was real or imitation.

Anyone with information should contact Braintree CID on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

Comments (3)

Please log in to enable comment sorting

12:06pm Fri 27 Jun 14

Bhudeeka says...

i would say what on earth is happening to our region, but I know the answer already - urban sprawl - get the filth out of our areas ship them back to where they come from the lowest stone out of our areas
i would say what on earth is happening to our region, but I know the answer already - urban sprawl - get the filth out of our areas ship them back to where they come from the lowest stone out of our areas Bhudeeka
  • Score: -4

11:22pm Fri 27 Jun 14

Michael31 says...

Huge thumbs down on your verdict mate.. Born, raised and fully a UK citizen.. I find your opinion very ignorant and foolish to try and put a category on behaviour like this. These people aren't normal.. Rejected, neglected, abused or whatever background they have you can't put a nationality on it.. I know just as many messed up criminals that aren't "urban" we should stick together and not segregate during difficult times like this.. I hope they find this guy and more notably the disgusting psycho on the loose committing murders.. If we stick together we have more chance.. If you have fully tried to communicate with your "urban sprawlers" and had a negative experience then I understand your view but if not please do attempt and you'll see these are normal people struggling to get through the harsh life handed to us all...
Huge thumbs down on your verdict mate.. Born, raised and fully a UK citizen.. I find your opinion very ignorant and foolish to try and put a category on behaviour like this. These people aren't normal.. Rejected, neglected, abused or whatever background they have you can't put a nationality on it.. I know just as many messed up criminals that aren't "urban" we should stick together and not segregate during difficult times like this.. I hope they find this guy and more notably the disgusting psycho on the loose committing murders.. If we stick together we have more chance.. If you have fully tried to communicate with your "urban sprawlers" and had a negative experience then I understand your view but if not please do attempt and you'll see these are normal people struggling to get through the harsh life handed to us all... Michael31
  • Score: 8

2:17am Sun 29 Jun 14

Boris says...

Well said, Michael. Bhudeeka's comments are often hard to understand and this time she is more obscure than usual. Anyway she is usually banging on about supposedly alien people, which is odd because she has in the past told us she came to Britain as a foreigner herself.
Well said, Michael. Bhudeeka's comments are often hard to understand and this time she is more obscure than usual. Anyway she is usually banging on about supposedly alien people, which is odd because she has in the past told us she came to Britain as a foreigner herself. Boris
  • Score: 7

Comments are closed on this article.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree