Bikes worth £6,000 stolen from Burnley

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POLICE are appealing for information after two distinctive and valuable bicycles were stolen from a car in Burnley.

The theft took place overnight between Monday and Tuesday this week after the victim has finished loading his blue Mazda sport car on the driveway of his home in Marsden Road.

The victim had been charging up his car battery until about 11pm and it is believed someone had been watching him and then targeted his car. There was no damage to the vehicle but the offender has escaped with two bikes and other property including helmets and a cycling top.

One of the stolen bikes is an Enigma bike worth £3,500 and the other is a BMX style bike worth £2,500.

Both have mountain bike gears and the Enigma has a titanium frame with new tyres that say Continental Grand Prix in white. The saddle says Selle Italia on it and is well padded. It also has plastic mudguards with attachment and a small canvas pouch containing tools along with a black bottle cage with red detail.

The other bike has Sunday bikes written on the titanium frame in red sticker. It also has plastic mudguards and a dark-coloured saddle bag and a canvas pouch containing small tools and equipment.

PC Sarah Wilkinson said: “I’d appeal to anybody with any information about this theft to come forward and contact Lancashire Police on 101.

“I’d also like to hear from anybody that has been offered these bikes for sale to come forward.”

People with information can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or on-line at Crimestoppers-uk.org. No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.