Police seek owners of bikes and tools stolen in Gloucestershire

AVON and Somerset Police have issued images of 125 suspected stolen bikes and many tools, in a bid to identify the rightful owners.

Officers seized a haul of 125 push bikes and frames and more than 60 other items, mainly power tools, from an address in Hanham, but were at first only able to identify 11 bikes as stolen.

A force spokesman said: “This was because many people don’t record the serial number and description of their bikes or tools and don’t mark them to make them identifiable.

“We know that some people don’t even bother reporting such thefts. This seizure shows it’s always worth reporting, as well as the benefits of property recording and marking.”

The recovered mountain bikes and racing bikes include Beone, Boardman, Cannondale, Carrera, Cube, Giant, GT, Marin, Orange, Orbea, Planet X, Specialized, Trek and Whyte makes.

The power tools include Bosch, Hilti, Husqvarna, Makita, Stanley, Snap-on and Stihl.

“If you recognise an item as yours we want to hear from you – even if you’ve claimed on your insurance and replaced it,” the spokesman added.

“Your statement could help us build a case to take to court.”

A man arrested in connection with the seizure remains released under investigation while these enquiries continue.

Police said they believe some of the bikes and tools may have been stolen from homes in Gloucestershire and South Gloucestershire.

Some of the thefts date back several years.

View the collection via: avonandsomerset.police.uk/news/recovered-stolen-items

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