A THIEF who tried to steal a bicycle in Worcester city centre was thwarted by a passerby.

The passerby pushed him off and the owner got his bike back.

The offender, described as short and thin, wearing glassers, a black coat and blue shoes, took the bike from Pump Street at about 4.30pm on Tuesday, October 9.

Anyone with information can contact West Mercia Police on 101, quoting incident number 0535-S of October 8.