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£38,000 Stone bikes theft: pictures issued

By Staffordshire Newsletter  |  Posted: June 06, 2014

  • £38,000 Stone bikes theft: pictures issued

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POLICE are asking cycling enthusiasts to contact them if they are offered any bikes for sale that may have been taken in a £38,000 break-in at a Stone shop.

Several valuable road racing and mountain bikes were stolen by burglars who forced entry to Velo Store, Emerald Way, Stone Business Park, between 9.30pm and 11.30pm on Sunday June 1.

Cycling accessories were also stolen. In total the stolen property amounts to more than £38,000.

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Two vans were seen in and around the area prior to the incident and police are keen to hear from anyone who saw them in the area or recognises them.

One was an Eevco XLWB silver which is believed to be a Generation 4 ( 2006-2011 model) and has an extra long wheel base and high top, it also features distinctive yellow lights along its side.

The second van was a silver Vauxhall Astra.

"Our investigation is ongoing and we are working with bike shops in the county to up security and vigilance," a police spokeswoman said.

Anyone with any information should contact the police on 101 quoting incident number 109 of June 2, or contact independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

In addition to the pictured bikes, others stolen include: a medium Whyte T-129S gun metal grey full suspension mountain bike; a medium Whyte M-109 black and green full suspension mountain bike; a 48cm Derosa R838 veloce carbon fibre black and white road bike; a 50cm Derosa R838 stealth Ultegra 11 grey carbon fibre road bike; and a 56ins Kuota Karma road bike (colour unknown).

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