Witnesses are being asked to come forward after two teenage boys were almost robbed at knife point outside Greggs at Allhallows, Bedford in broad daylight.
At around 6pm on Tuesday (2 Apr) the two boys had gone to the shop on their bikes. As one went in the other stayed behind to look after the bikes when he was approached by two men.
They demanded the bikes and brandished what is believed to be a black handled knife.
The victims said they had called the police, which made the offenders walk away from the scene.
They are described as Asian and in their mid to late teens.
Detective Constable Dave Brecknock, investigating, said: “We are carrying out a number of lines of enquiry and are appealing for any witnesses to come forward.
“This incident happened in broad daylight in a busy street during peak hours. Anyone who witnessed any suspicious behaviour or saw the youths in the area is asked to get in touch with us.”
If you have any information about this incident please contact DC Brecknock on 101 quoting reference number 40/19009/19.
Alternatively you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.