Detectives have asked anyone who saw the incident outside Lakeside last week to contact them
At least eight boys, all wearing balaclavas, attempted to steal the victims moped outside Lakeside Shopping Centre at around 4pm on Wednesday, 17 August.
When they were unable to take the vehicle, they pushed the man and stole a bag of fast food from him instead.
Officers have since arrested three boys, all under the age of 16, on suspicion of robbery.
They are urging anyone with information, CCTV or dash cam footage to contact them by calling 101 and quoting incident 42/216206/22.
Alternatively, you can submit a report on their website here.
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