Bikes worth £ 5,000 stolen from Stoke-on-Trent ‘common garden’
Police were called after bikes worth £ 5,000 were stolen from a locked trailer in a ‘communal garden’.
Officers then managed to find the three bikes in the back of a property in Smallthorne – just hours after receiving the report where they had been taken.
Staffordshire Police were called to Cliff Street in Smallthorne just after 9.40am on Wednesday morning.
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A spokeswoman said: “Officers were present and the victim reported that three mountain bikes were stolen overnight between Tuesday and Wednesday.
“The Transition, Giant and Nuke Proof downhill bikes were stored in a locked trailer in a communal garden.”
The force patrolled the area, then found the bikes “in the back of a nearby property” at around 1 pm.
The spokesperson added: “The victim has since moved the bikes to a safe place.”
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No arrests have yet been made and investigations are ongoing.
Anyone with information is urged to contact the force on 101 and cite incident 151 of October 6. Cookies can also force message on Facebook and Twitter.
You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
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