Police are searching for a robber who dragged a man off his minibike and then stole the vehicle.

The incident happened around 5:30 p.m. Monday outside the Shell gas station at 380 E. Chestnut Hill Road near Brookside, according to Master Cpl. Michael Austin, a spokesman for Delaware State Police.

The owner of the bike was in the rear parking lot of the gas station when the robber approached him and “engaged him in a conversation about the mini, self-built, kit motor-bike,” Austin said. As the 21-year-old victim attempted to leave, the robber dragged him from the bike and drove off on it.

The victim chased the robber but could not catch him. He was not injured.

The robber was described as a black man, between 5 feet 7 inches and 6 feet tall, 150 to 180 pounds and wearing all dark clothing.

No surveillance images were released.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Cpl. T. Rhoades at Troop 6 by calling 302-633-5000.

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