Specialist bikes stolen in garage raid

ALMOST £10,000 worth of property was stolen during a break-in at a garage in Gorefield.The garage of a house was broken into between midnight and 9.30am on June 9. Thieves made off property including a Van Nicholas pedal cycle, which had been specially m

ALMOST £10,000 worth of property was stolen during a break-in at a garage in Gorefield.

The garage of a house was broken into between midnight and 9.30am on June 9. Thieves made off property including a Van Nicholas pedal cycle, which had been specially made for the London to Paris cycle race.

A Dawes Super Galaxy road bicycle and a Raleigh mountain bike were also taken, along with a cycle tool kit, cycle clothing, helmets, computers, cycle pumps, two sets of golf clubs and equipment and a pressure washer.

A Westwood ride on lawnmower and a Blue Line box trailer were also stolen. Thieves also damaged a BMW car, broke two parasols and damaged the main garage doors and a side door.


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PC Mark Yendley, who is investigating the burglary, said: "I would appeal to anyone in the Gorefield area who saw any suspicious activity or behaviour on the night of June 9 to get in touch with me.

"This family have had some irreplaceable property stolen - the Van Nicholas cycle is one of only two in the country and had been made in order for the owner to complete a cycle race. I would urge anyone who has been offered this bike, or any of the property described, to contact police.

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"I would also ask anyone who has seen this equipment for sale to contact me. Any information, no matter how trivial it seems, could help our inquiries into this break-in."

Anyone with information should contact PC Yendley at Wisbech Police Station on 0845 456 456 4 or call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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