Information sought after £8,000 worth of bikes stolen

Capra bike stolen from Carlops.
Capra bike stolen from Carlops.

Police in Peebles are appealing for witnesses after the theft of two high-value mountain bikes at the weekend.

The break-in and theft happened between 6.45pm on Saturday and 12.10am on Sunday in Carlops.

Trek bike stolen from Carlops.

Trek bike stolen from Carlops.

Entry was forced to a garage and two high-value mountain bikes worth over £8,000 were stolen.

Inquiries are ongoing to trace those responsible and recover the stolen bikes and anyone with information is asked to come forward.

The first bike is a red YT Capra CF Carbon with 27.5inch wheels, Maxxis tyres, 11 Scram gears, red HOPE bakes and a front mud-guard with ‘Mud-Hugger’ written in orange.

The second bike is an orange Trek Slash 9 with 27.5inch wheels, WTP tyre on the rear and Schwalbe on the front, 11 Scram gears, black bottle cage with RL in white writing and a front velcro/rubber mud guard with ‘Rapid Race Product’ written on it along with two white eyes.

Constable Nicola Robb from Peebles Police Station said: “The owner is extremely upset at the theft of these very valuable mountain bikes and we’re appealing for anyone who can help us identify the culprits to contact police.

“In addition, anyone who is approached and offered the opportunity to buy a bike matching the descriptions of these ones should also contact police immediately.”

Those with information can contact Peebles Police Station via 101 and quote incident number 407 of the 5th August. Alternatively, an anonymous report can be made to the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.