Saturday, 16 December 2017

Spate of bicycle thefts in run-up to Christmas

EIGHT bicycles worth hundreds of pounds were stolen in Henley in the run-up to Christmas.

EIGHT bicycles worth hundreds of pounds were stolen in Henley in the run-up to Christmas.

Police are investigating eight thefts that took place in a period of two weeks. The victims include members of staff at the Royal Mail delivery office in Reading Road.

An orange Kona Cinder Cone mountain bike, worth about £1,000, and its lock were stolen from a back garden in Market Place between 5.30pm and 6.30pm on Tuesday, December 9.

A turquoise Btwin Riverside 500 hybrid bike, worth about £280, was stolen from a back garden in Adwell Square between 6pm on Sunday, December 14 and 9.20am on Sunday, December 21.

Police have issued a description of a suspect. He was a white man aged 25 to 30, about 5ft 9in, with short dark brown hair and distinctive Celtic tattoos on both wrists. He wore a dark jacket and black jeans.



The other thefts included:

A white Boardman mountain bicycle worth about £400 was stolen from the Royal Mail delivery office between 7am and 6pm on Thursday, December 11.

A brown and gold Marin mountain bicycle worth about £450 was stolen from Deanfield Road between 9.30pm on Friday, December 12 and 8am on Saturday, December 13. The bike had ben locked to a handrail on a driveway.

A grey Specialized mountain bicycle and lock were stolen from a front garden on Grove Road between 3pm on Saturday, December 13 and 10.20am on Sunday, December 14.

A white Boardman mountain bicycle worth about £900 was stolen from Marmion Road, where it was locked to a wrought iron gate, between 3.30pm on Wednesday, December 17 and 2.30pm on Friday, December 19.

A white and grey Townsend Carrera bicycle worth about £500 was stolen from the Royal Mail delivery office at 5pm on Thursday, December 18. A colleague of the owner chased the thief but couldn’t catch him.

In another incident a black and red Team Carbon CT 1.0 racing bicycle was stolen from a garage from in Crocker End, near Nettlebed, between 4.30pm on December 15 and 8am on December 16.

Anyone with information should call the Thames Valley Police enquiry centre on 101.

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