Woman pushed off her own bike

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Nelson Police are investigating an incident in which a woman had her bicycle stolen off her and are seeking witnesses to the incident.

The woman was on Tasman St, Nelson, about 5pm on Monday 5 October when she was approached by a male who demanded her bike and pushed her off it.

The bike was located later that day outside a house in North Rd.

The offender is described as a male Maori in his early 20s. He was wearing a white t-shirt and black shorts.

Anyone who witnessed this incident or saw someone fitting this description on a purple Mongoose bicycle shortly after 5pm on Monday is asked to contact Detective Ian Langridge at Nelson Police Ph 5463840. Information can also be given by calling Crimestoppers Ph 0800 555 111.

Police are also asking that anyone who was in the area and had a dashboard camera operating to review their footage for signs of the man on the bicycle and to contact Police if they can assist