YOUNG boys have been left shaken after two men stole their bikes in Widnes.

At around 6.10pm on Tuesday, January 15 two boys aged 13 and 14, rode their bikes to the Londis corner shop on Halton View Road.

The 14-year-old went into the shop, leaving the younger boy minding their bikes.

At this point two males approached the 13-year-old and demanded the bikes, threatening the victim and pushing him off his bike.

The offenders then stole the bikes and rode away on them in the direction of Ireland Street.

They are described as white, around 5’ 7” tall with slim builds.

One of the offenders was wearing an all black tracksuit and the other had an all grey tracksuit on.

The mountain bikes they stole were a grey and orange VooDoo Bantu and an orange Carrera Vengeance.

Detective constable Joe McNally said: “The victims have understandably been left extremely upset and shaken up as a result of the incident.

“We are determined to get their bikes back and catch the offenders.

“Enquiries into the incident are ongoing and we are appealing for anyone with information or CCTV or dashcam footage that may help our investigation to get in touch.

“If you were in the area and witnessed the incident, or anything else that may be relevant, please contact the team here at Widnes Police Station on 101.

“The same goes for anyone who believes they may know who the offenders are or have footage of them, as well as for anyone with information that may enable us to recover the stolen bikes.”

Anyone with information or CCTV footage should call Cheshire Police on 101, quoting IML 295529, give the details online or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Dashcam footage can also be submitted online.