A moped-riding robber who attacked a cyclist on Mill Road in Cambridge has been jailed for more than 3 years.
Luke Elmer, 19, was riding the motorbike along Mill Road with another man on 3rd August 2022 year when they approached a cyclist on a bridge.
As they overtook, the man riding on the back of the motorbike raised his middle finger in a gesture towards the cyclist.
When the victim, a man in his 30s, got to the other side of the bridge he noticed the moped parked by the side of the road.
Elmer and his accomplice got back on and rode alongside the victim, with the second man grabbing his t-shirt to make him stop.
Elmer then punched the victim twice to the face before riding off.
The victim continued cycling along Mill Road, but a few moments later he was cut off by the pair for a second time.
He was punched again before one of the men demanded he hand over his wallet and threatened to stab him. The frightened victim complied and the pair rode off.
A few minutes later Elmer and another man, who wore a facemask, went to a shop in Mill Road where they used the victim’s bank card to make two transactions totalling £108.20p.
On 2nd October 2023 at Cambridge Crown Court, Elmer, of Camborne Drive, Hemel Hempstead, was jailed for 3 years and 2 weeks.
His accomplice was never identified.