Two would-be robbers failed to steal an 18-year-old’s moped in Dunstable on Monday (October 7) when they could not figure out how to start the engine.
At around 12.15pm as the victim was travelling along Mountview Avenue in Dunstable when he was forced to stop by the two offenders who then demanded that he handed over his vehicle.
When the victim refused the offenders pushed him from his scooter and tried to steal it but when they could not start the bike they fled empty handed.
The first offender was a black male, 20-25 years old, 5ft 8-10ins tall with a stocky build and short black dreadlocks, and was wearing a black hooded top, grey jeans and white trainers.
The second offender was also a black lae, about 20 years old, 5ft 5ins tall with a slim build, wearing a black hooded top, grey tracksuit bottoms and black trainers.
Det Con Ben Stone, who is investigating the incident, is keen to hear from anyone who may have witnessed the attack or may have information about the offenders.
If you have any information, call Beds Police on the non-emergency number 101 or independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.