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Mountain bikes worth a total of £15,000 stolen from garage

posted 2 Sep 2009, 01:50 by myEdinburgh Admin
Lothian and Borders Police are appealing for information after four mountain bikes were stolen from a private garage in Edinburgh.

The incident happened sometime between the 19th and 29th of August, in Carrick Knowe Drive.

In total, the combined cost of the stolen bikes is approximately £15,000.

One of the bikes was recovered in the south side of the city at the Corstorphine/Balgreen walkway, between Paddockholm and Traquair Park West, however the other three remain missing, and police are appealing for any information that can lead to their recovery.

The first of the three stolen bikes is a De Kerf Juno model cycle, forest green blending into copper in colour with Schimano XTR groupset gears and the word "Juno" in copper colour on the frame. It has Maxxis tyres and copper flat pedals.

The second bike is a De Kerf Implant model cycle, forest green in colour with front suspension forks, disc brakes and riser bars.

The third bike is a Litespeed OBED model cycle with a titanium frame, red forks, Maxxis tyres and the word OBED in yellow on frame.

Both the De Kerf bikes were handmade in Canada.

A police spokesman said: "These specialist bikes are of high value and we are keen to speak to anyone who may have information that can lead to their return.

'Anyone who has witnessed anything suspicious within the Carrick Knowe Drive area in the last couple of weeks should contact police.

"Similarly, anyone who has seen bikes matching the description of those stolen during this incident and has information that can assist our enquiries should get in touch immediately."

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Lothian and Borders Police on 0131 311 3131 or Crimestoppers in confidence and complete anonymity on 0800 555 111.