Appeal after mountain bike worth more than £1000 stolen
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We are urging mountain bike owners to be vigilant following a spate of thefts in the Cannock area recently.
Officers have been investigating a number of reports involving thefts and attempted thefts of mountain bikes and e-bikes over recent months.
On 7 June, a man in his 30s was pushed off his bike by two youths on Jones Lane, Rugeley, just after 6pm.
The suspects then left the scene with the victim’s bike, leaving him shaken but unhurt at the scene.
They were both described as being of slim builds, around 6ft tall and were wearing black clothing.
The stolen bike is a yellow Santa Cruz mountain bike.
We are actively completing inquiries to find out who is responsible for the theft and we urge anyone with any information to get in touch with us.
PC Peter Fraser, of the Cannock local policing team, advises on how the public can protect their bike from theft.
“The most important thing to remember is to double lock your bike and register the frame number.
“Using two locks slows thieves down and makes your bike less of a target. Try to use two quality locks, at least one of which is a D-lock.
“Register your frame number on a national bike registration database. The frame number is usually found underneath the bike between the pedals or where the back wheel slots in. If your bike is ever stolen and recovered by the police, it can be traced back to you.”
Anyone with any information in relation to the mountain bike theft on 7 June is asked to get in touch through Live Chat on our website - www.staffordshire.police.uk - or call 101, quoting incident number 722 of 7 June.
To report anonymously, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.