Bikes stolen in Morpeth

21 Jan 2015 15:12 PM

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Police are appealing for witnesses after three bikes were stolen in a burglary in Northumberland.

It happened between 9pm on Monday, January 5, and 7.30am on Tuesday, January 6. The bikes were in a locked garage in Bluebell Rise in Morpeth when thieves broke in and stole them.

The bikes are a red Giant Defy 2, a white, orange and blue Giant OCR road bike with electrical tape and an old watch on the handle bars and a blue GT Avalanche One bike with bright red pedals that are heavily spiked.

Officers are appealing for any witnesses to the burglary or anyone who knows the whereabouts of the bikes.

The appeal comes as Northumbria Police continues to carry out Operation Soundwave aimed at targeting thieves.

Morpeth Neighbourhood Inspector Steve Baker said: "We will not stop in our efforts to make sure thieves are caught and are reprimanded for their criminality and continue to ask our communities to help.

"If anyone has any information about this burglary, or where the bikes may be, we want to hear from them. Likewise, we'd like to remind residents to take all necessary precautions to ensure their property is not at unnecessary risk. Ensuring good quality locks and security lights are used all help act as deterrent."

Anyone with information about the burglary is asked to contact Northumbria Police on 101 ext 69191 quoting reference 270 210115 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.