TWO 13-year-old boys were robbed of their bikes at knifepoint in Widnes at the weekend.

The teenagers were attacked on a pathway near to Colvend Way in Upton Rocks shortly after 2.15pm on Saturday, February 8.

They were approached by two men, one of whom was carrying a small knife.

These attackers took the teens’ GT mountain bikes and a small quantity of cash before cycling away along Queensbury Way in the direction of Hough Green.

Both robbers were white and aged around 19 with slim builds, stubble and Liverpudlian accents.

One was wearing a green Parajumpers jacket with the hood up, while the other had a black bubble jacket and had his face covered with a grey North Face balaclava.

Cheshire Police say one of the bicycles was dark navy blue, while the other was matte black.

The force’s enquiries into the incident are ongoing and officers have appealed for information from members of the public.

Detective inspector Ian Whiley said: “The victims, both 13-year-old boys, were subjected to a terrifying ordeal that has understandably left them extremely shaken up.

“We are determined to establish the identities of the offenders, bring them to justice and have the stolen mountain bikes returned to their rightful owners.

“Enquiries are ongoing, and I urge anyone who was in the area and saw anything that may aid our investigation to come forward.

“The same goes for anyone who thinks they may know who the offenders are or have CCTV or dashcam footage of them.

“We also want to speak to anyone who believes they may have seen the stolen mountain bikes since the robbery took place.”

Anyone with information is urged to contact Cheshire Police on 101, quoting incident number IML631991, or to call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.