Mountain bike thefts in Farnborough area

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Mountain bike thefts in Farnborough area

Postby Groups » 6 Sep 2011, 3:01pm

Bike thefts information

I am investigating a series of mountain bike thefts from around the
Farnborough area, which has resulted in us arresting three people and
recovering approx 60 frames. I am now in the process of identifying them.
Many have been reported to Hampshire Police, and these are currently being
identified by their lawful owners.

There are some very nice carbon frames which may not have been reported to
us or may have been reported to another police force as we are close to the
border with Surrey Police and Thames Valley Police.

From what we have recovered the value of the original complete bikes is
currently estimated to be at least £90,000. Of which I think I have approx
£50,000 unidentified.

What was happening the bikes were being stolen, stripped and the components
sold on, making things difficult, however the frames were not and I am now
in the process of trying to identify the owners.

Could people please contact me if they have had a bike stolen from within 30
miles of Farnborough valued over £600 (MTB, Hybrid, Racer) since October
last year? If that is the case, I'd appreciate if they could email me with
crime reference number, make, model, colour and frame number and anything
distinguishable about the frame.

Just to give you a sample of the frames, I have: a Giant trance X and Giant
trance X1, a Scott Scale 35, a Scott Genius, a Scott spark 40, a Trek EX9
and EX9.5 a Scott G-zero and a black and gold S-works, all of which I know
are someone's pride and joy.

PC 22675 Richard Smith
Aldershot Priority Crime Unit
Hampshire Constabulary
richard.smith@hampshire.pnn.police.uk