Monk Fryston Man's Bike Stolen at York Cycling Event
4:47pm 22nd July 2013
York police are appealing for information after a semi-professional cyclist’s bike was stolen at the weekend.
The victim, a 42-year-old man from Monk Fryston, had been competing in the British Cycling National Circuit Race Championship in the city centre on Sunday 21 July 2013.
Following the event, his red and black Pinarello road bike, worth £12,000, was taken from the roof rack of a vehicle parked on The Mount at around 4pm.
Two local men aged 18 and 19 have been arrested and released on bail while police continue their enquiries, however the bike is still missing.
PC Damion Liversidge, of York police, said: “I appealing to anyone who knows where the bike is or has been offered it for sale, to get in touch with the police or Crimestoppers.
“The victim needs the bike to enable him to compete for the rest of the season and is obviously anxious to have it returned to him.”
Officers are appealing to anyone who witnessed the theft or has any information about the whereabouts of the bike to contact them with information.
If you can help officers with their enquiries, please contact North Yorkshire Police on 101 – select option 2 – and ask for Damion Liversidge, or York police.
Alternatively, information can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you wish to remain anonymous, Crimestoppers can be contacted on 0800 555 111.
Please quote reference number 12130122489 when passing information about this incident.
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