Isle of Wight Police are seeking help from the public to recover a rare mountain bike, valued at around £6000 taken from the back of a red Renault Clio parked in the Co-op car park off Denmark Road in Cowes.
Police have now released this photograph of the rare mountain bike.
The ’Intense Socom’ mountain bike was taken sometime between 4.30pm and 11.50pm on Saturday, January 15, 2011. It’s described as a white framed ‘Intense Socom’ mountain bike, which was purpose-built to the owner’s specification with specialist accessories.
- A black and white cow print SDG saddle
- Pink Burg Tech pedals
- Shimano Saints brakes
- Thompson Elite seat post
- A large number plate with 694 in bold print
- Marzocchi 888 WC forks and Chris King hubs
The total value of the bike and its accessories is estimated at approximately £6,000.
Investigating officer PC Pringle of the Cowes Safer Neighbourhoods team is appealing to bike dealers around the island to be on the lookout for the custom-built machine, which is used for racing.
“This theft has severely disrupted the ambitions of a semi-professional cyclist who had plans to compete abroad this year.
“We’re pursuing several lines of enquiry and would like to thank staff in bike shops across the island for their help with our investigation so far.
“I’m keen to hear from anyone with information about the whereabouts of this distinctive bike or the identity of the thief who stole it.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact PC Justin Pringle at Cowes Police Station by phoning 101 or emailing: www.hampshire.police.uk/Internet/contact/message_officer.htm.
From outside Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, call police on 0845 045 45 45.
Mini-Com users can call the police on 01962 875000. Information can be given anonymously by calling the Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.
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