A FIFTEEN-YEAR-OLD boy was left shaken and bruised after allegedly being attacked by an unknown man who attempted to steal his unicycle in Somerville on Sunday night.
Mornington Peninsula CIU is seeking information about the attempted robbery, which happened about 9pm on the Eramosa Road West, beside the Claremont Close playground.
Detective Senior Sergeant Eddi Lagonda said the incident was concerning as the attack was unprovoked and brazen.
He said the victim received minor injuries but was shaken by the incident.
The teenager told detectives he was riding his unicycle about 9pm when a white sedan pulled up alongside him. A man got out of the vehicle, pushed the teenager over and unsuccessfully attempted to take his bike.
Two other people in the car, a man and a woman, also got out of the car before all three returned to the vehicle and drove off.
Any witnesses or people with information should phone Detective Senior Sergeant Eddie Lagonda on 5978 1400.
First published in the Western Port News – 12 January 2022