Mountain bike worth thousands stolen outside Melbourn shop

The vaulable mountain bike stolen from owner Steve.

The vaulable mountain bike stolen from owner Steve. - Credit: Archant

The owner of an expensive mountain bike that was stolen from outside Melbourn Co-op on Friday is appealing for information.

Police would like to speak to this man.

Police would like to speak to this man. - Credit: Archant

Steve Baker left his bike in the rack at about 2pm on Friday while he nipped into the shop, but when he returned he discovered that it had been taken.

He said: “It’s not something that usually happens around Melbourn, although my brother had his van broken into about three or four weeks ago.

“I didn’t have my lock with me. They suspect that somebody walked into the shop for two minutes, then walked back out again and took it. It is worth about £2,000. I’ve had it for a few years and I regularly go on long bike rides.”

One distinguishable feature about the bike is that he replaced a bolt on the rear suspension. He said: “I could walk up to it and say that is my bike.”

Police would like to speak to this man.

Police would like to speak to this man. - Credit: Archant


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Police are looking for a white male who is about 6ft with a stocky build. The man they would like to speak to has extensive tattoos on his forearms, and was wearing a short sleeved T-shirt with a black G-Star logo, grey trousers and a black beanie hat.

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