A GANG of teenagers snatched a man’s bicycle during a robbery in broad daylight outside a supermarket in Parkeston.

Essex Police officers were called to reports of a mugging which took place outside Morrisons, in Iconfield Park.

The incident happened between 11am and 12pm on September 25, although details were not released by the force until Wednesday.

The attack saw a man in his 20s approached by a group of teenagers, one of whom pushed the victim off his bike.

A spokesman for Essex Police said: “We’re appealing for information following a robbery in Harwich.

“It was reported that between 11am and 12pm, the victim, a man in his 20s, was approached by a group of four teenagers outside Morrisons.

“A member of the group then pushed the victim off his bike before stealing it.

“Anyone with information, or anyone that may have doorbell or dashcam footage from the area, is asked to contact Clacton CID.”

After pushing the man from his bike, the young thugs then left in the direction of the McDonald’s restaurant in nearby Williamsburg Avenue.

Bill Davidson, parish council chairman and district councillor for Parkeston and Dovercourt Vines, said he was disgusted to hear about the incident.

“I hope the man wasn’t hurt and that he makes a quick recovery,” he said.

“We have a good Neighbourhood Watch scheme here and we are vigilant, but this is the first I have heard about it.

“We’re a village and we haven’t had many incidents like this recent times, but things like this can happen here as they do anywhere else.

“But I am disgusted to hear about what has happened and hope that those who carried this out are caught quickly and brought to justice.”

Anyone with information about the incident or anyone that may have Ring doorbell or dashcam footage, is asked to contact detectives at Clacton CID on 101, quoting crime reference number 42/221840/21.

Witnesses can also speak to an online operator at essex.police.uk between 7am and 11pm.

Alternatively, contact independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.