Bikes worth around £150,000 stolen from Exeter store – Business
Bikes worth around £150,000 have been stolen from the Bike Shed Outta-Town in Exeter.
The theft took place on the night of Sunday September 4 until the early hours of Monday September 5. 42 bikes have been confirmed missing and include many rare and valuable bikes such as a mid-size Santa Cruz Heckler Carbon S Spec in Maritime Gray (pictured above), which sells for around £8,000.
Other bikes include:
– Cube Stereo 140 Team, gray and olive, size X-small
– Cube Reaction EXC 750, gray and red, size XX-large
– Bianchi E-Omnia FXXT, blue, medium size
– Lathkill shape, green, size small
– Liv Embolden E+1, metal, medium size
– Trek Allant+ 5 Lowstep, grey, size small
Detective Constable Abi Campbell said: ‘We are investigating a major commercial burglary in which a number of high quality, high value bicycles were stolen. We think the combined value is around £150,000.
“This appears to be a planned and targeted burglary. The first burglary took place around 10:15 p.m. on Sunday September 4 and those involved left the scene around 3 a.m. on Monday September 5.
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DC Campbell added: ‘We believe those involved used a large white VW Crafter (pictured), which had black trim, to transport the bikes away from the area. This would have required many trips, possibly to another area where the bikes were originally stored; it could have been somewhere that is relatively local.
“We are calling on the public and businesses in the area and surrounding areas to review CCTV between 10 p.m. and 3 a.m. from Sunday September 4 to Monday September 5 and to contact the police if you have captured anything important. We’d also love to hear from any road users who might have a dash cam or helmet cam that they might be interested in.
“We would also like to hear from anyone who has been offered a high value bike for sale. We have the serial numbers of all stolen items and are determined to locate these bikes and arrest those responsible for this crime. .
If anyone witnessed the incident or has information or dashcam/CCTV footage that could help answer your questions, please contact the police here or by calling 101, quoting the reference of crime CR/081847/22.
Alternatively, independent Crimestoppers charities can be contacted anonymously online at crimestoppers-uk.org or by calling 0800 555111.