Police issue appeal for help in tracking down bike thieves

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Scarborough bicycle owners have been warned to be on their guard after bikes worth £6,500 were stolen in the town.

The six cycles were taken from garages between Friday, June 8 and Sunday, June 10.

They are described as an orange Hardtail Coticsoul bike, worth £2,500, a black and red Cube Attempt road bike, valued at £1,000, a black and white Specialized Secteur 27, also worth £1,000, a red Specialized Rockhopper, valued at £800, a £630 black Cube Acid Hardtail mountain bike and a GT black mountain bike, worth around £600.

Police have also revealed a 20-year-old local man has been arrested on a separate incident after two bikes, believed to have been stolen, were recovered from a property in Castle Road.

The first bike is a black, white and red Trail Blazer with a hologram covering the brake wires. The second is a red and silver XC.26.

The man has been bailed to allow further police enquiries.

PC Sarah Margetts, of Scarborough Safer Neighbourhood Team, said: “To reclaim the bike you will need to prove that you are the legitimate owner, so please bring proof of purchase or evidence that the bike is yours.”

People with information on any of the bikes should should contact North Yorkshire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, quoting 12120092302.