Hertfordshire town suffers two bike shop thefts in a fortnight

Police have issued appeals for information after bicycle burglaries in Baldock during March

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A number of expensive bikes, as well as two sets of wheels, have been stolen from a Hertfordshire workshop.

According to the Comet, the door of the workshop, in Royston Road, Baldock, was forced open between 1pm on March 31 and 8pm on April 1, while the stolen items include a Pinarello Dogma and Zipp 808 Firecrest wheels.

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Detective Constable Steve Cook, the investigating officer, said: “These bikes are highly distinctive and quite rare so would be instantly recognisable to the cycling community.

“I would urge anyone who thinks they may have seen them advertised for sale, or who knows of their whereabouts, to contact me as soon as possible.”

The theft marked the second bike-related incident in Baldock in the space of a fortnight, after a red Honda CR250 motocross bike was taken from the Serl Industrial Estate during the night of March 19-20.

Items stolen include:

• A Cannondale C9 CAAD alloy frame cycle, with Shimano 105 gears, Shimano wheels and a Fizik Arione saddle

• A Pinarello Dogma 2 carbon frame cycle, with Campagnolo Super Record gears, Most carbon bars, Campagnolo Shamal wheels and a Selle Italia saddle

• A Giant TCR carbon frame cycle, with Deda bars and stem, Shimano Ultegra gears, Campagnolo Scirocco wheels and Giant saddle

• A Pinarello Quattro frame cycle, with Deda Zero bar and stem in silver/grey, Campagnolo Record gears Campagnolo Centaur brakes, Fulcrum Racing 3 wheels and Continental tyres. The bike had no saddle when it was taken

• A Whyte 809 hard tail mountain bike

• Zipp 808 Firecrest carbon wheels

• Rolf Prima Ares 6 wheels

Anyone with information on the Royston Road theft should contact DC Cook on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Information on the Serl Industrial Estate theft should be provided to PC Lisa Brazier on 101, quoting crime reference number G3/15/131.

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