A cyclist was robbed by two men on bikes as he returned from his grandparents’ home.
The teenager told police he had decided to visit his grandparents’ home in Ribbleton, Preston, to get a carton of juice.
But as he made his way home to his own house on Burnslack Road, at 1.50am on October 16, the 17-year-old was approached by two thugs on bikes.
One said: “Give me everything you’ve got.”
They demanded a JD sports bag containing his juice and his Blackberry phone, which they threw on to the ground.
The frightened youngster, who had bought a new dark red Carrera bike, worth £330, from Halfords two weeks earlier, was so scared by their demands he fled on foot without his bike.
The thieves then stole it, along with the white Blackberry phone.
The bike had a union flag logo on the crossbar.
The robbers are described as aged 17 to 18 and were wearing black clothing, and black scarves which were covering their faces.
Detectives are hunting the men and are appealing for anyone with information, or who may know the pair, to come forward.
Det Sgt John Crichton, of Preston CID, said: “This was a distressing incident for the young lad. If anyone is offered the bike or thinks they know who is responsible to come forward.”
Anyone with information should call Preston police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.