The 17-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, has been charged with attempted robbery. He has been bailed to appear before Manchester Youth Court on 25 September 2018.
This is in relation to an incident which took place on Oxford Road at around 7.20pm on Tuesday 4 September 2018 and was filmed before being widely shared on social media.
The video showed a man being punched in the face as the brazen thief attempted to steal his £800 bike. He refused to let go and was dragged across the floor before the offenders gave up and fled the scene.