Gang uses sledgehammers to raid Manchester bike shop (video)

King Kog Cycles in Prestwich was raided on Saturday night, with the gang of six stealing bikes worth £5000

Gang break into King Kog Cycles in Manchester
(Image credit: King Kog Cycles/Facebook)

A gang of six people used a sledgehammer to break into King Kog Cycles in Prestwich, Greater Manchester, at around 11pm on Saturday night (March 25).

The raiders first used a crowbar to release the bike shop's metal shutter before using a sledgehammer to smash their way through the door.

Gang break into King Kog Cycles in Manchester. Photo: King Kog/Facebook
(Image credit: King Kog Cycles/Facebook)

The whole incident was captured on the shop's CCTV system, and it was shared by the retailer on its Facebook page in the hope that someone may recognise those involved.

All six involved were wearing thick coats with the hoods up, gloves and their faces covered. Although they set the alarm off, the raid was over in minutes before anyone could intervene.

A total of £5000 worth of cycles were stolen from the shop. Five mountain bikes were taken: three GT models, a Trek and a Saracen.

According to King Kog's Facebook page a reward is being offered to anyone with information on the incident.

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Nigel Wynn
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Nigel Wynn worked as associate editor on, he worked almost single-handedly on the Cycling Weekly website in its early days. His passion for cycling, his writing and his creativity, as well as his hard work and dedication, were the original driving force behind the website’s success. Without him, would certainly not exist on the size and scale that it enjoys today. Nigel sadly passed away, following a brave battle with a cancer-related illness, in 2018. He was a highly valued colleague, and more importantly, n exceptional person to work with - his presence is sorely missed.