THREE arrests have been made in connection with a bike robbery in which a man was threatened by masked men wearing balaclavas and armed with machetes.

Police have now arrested three people aged 19, 18 and a youth, all from Kempsey, in connection with the robbery in St Andrew's Road in Pershore when a motorbike was stolen.

Two suspects have already been bailed while one of the suspects has only recently been arrested.

The victim had arranged to sell the bike, a Huskavana SC250 pit bike, via Facebook Marketplace with a plan to meet the buyer in Pershore at 5.30pm on Sunday (January 21) when the alleged robbery happened.  

Worcester News: STOLEN: An image of the stolen bike which has yet to be recovered after the alleged robbery in Pershore STOLEN: An image of the stolen bike which has yet to be recovered after the alleged robbery in Pershore (Image: supplied)

While unloading the bike from his trailer one man and four people wearing balaclavas threatened him with machetes before one of them stole the bike.

The other three fled the scene in a gold/brown coloured car, heading towards Pershore Abbey.

The motorbike has still not been recovered.

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A spokesperson for West Mercia Police said: "We responded immediately with a significant number of officers including armed officers and specialist units from the roads policing team and our local patrols.  An investigation is now underway, led by detectives and digital forensics officers."

Officers are appealing for anybody who may have seen the incident, who may have CCTV footage from the area, doorbell footage or have any information that would help with enquiries to contact DC Cleaves by email or by calling 101 using extension 7742050.  

Anyone who witnessed the incident can also contact DC Sydney James.

Alternatively, information can be shared anonymously with the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or by visiting