Pickering bike theft investigated by police
A bike theft in Pickering is being investigated by police, who are now asking anyone with information about the crime to come forward.
North Yorkshire Police revealed that the incident happened on January 10th at around 02:00 GMT, with around bikes taken in the burglary.
The force noted how the total value of the bikes stolen in the robbery adds up to £9,000, with the cycles including a washed denim coloured and a black Trek Skye S.
Other bikes taken in the theft include a Trek Cobra in black and white, a black and grey Trek 6000 and a Trek 3500 Disc, as well as a black Trek Superfly AL Elite, a black and white Trex X-Caliber and a black and grey Trek Mamba.
The final two bikes to have gone missing in the incident were a denim wash coloured Trek Lush and a white Cannondale Trail.
Police believe the offenders used a white transit van to transport the stolen bikes away from the shop on Southgate in Pickering, while the robbers could have also been using a small, dark coloured car during the crime.
DC Steve Lloyd of Scarborough CID said: "I would like to speak to anyone who may have seen a white van and small dark car acting suspiciously in the area at around the time of the burglary and urge them to contact the police or Crimestoppers straight away."
He added anyone who has been offered a mountain bike meeting any of these descriptions ought to get in touch with the police, especially if the circumstances were suspicious.
North Yorkshire Police recently revealed it was investigating the theft of a bicycle worth £6,000 – Colnago CLX model – that was reported from a shed of a house on Forest Road in Northallerton.
The victim told officers that the bike was stolen between December 1st and 18th and PC Jon Grainge, of Northallerton Safer Neighbourhood Team, said the cycle was a "highly distinctive" model.