Bikes stolen in Frenchay burglaries are found after being offered for sale online

May 25 2020
Bikes stolen in Frenchay burglaries are found after being offered for sale online

POLICE say they have recovered five out of eight bikes stolen in two burglaries in Frenchay.

The break-ins happened in homes in the area around Frenchay Hill between May 16-17, with six bikes stolen from one garage and two from another.

Avon and Somerset police have recovered five of the stolen bikes and have arrested four men on suspicion of burglary.

A police spokesperson said: “One householder spotted one of their bikes being offered for sale online and passed details on to us.

Detectives carried out further enquiries, leading to the seizure of five of the stolen bikes. Four have already been returned to their owners.”

The bikes which are still missing include a small, matt black men’s GT Avalanche and a black ladies’ Specialized hybrid.

Police say the arrested men have been released under investigation while enquiries continue.

Anyone with information about the burglaries or missing bikes should call the police on 101, quoting crime reference number 5220 106 746.

Officers are appealing for people to think twice about buying a bike being sold at a “suspiciously cheap price”, as anyone buying a bike later found to be stolen will lose the bike and any money handed over, and could face a police investigation.

Bike owners are being advised to have bikes security-marked and registered online at www.bikeregister.com, which can also be searched to check if a bike has been stolen.

Picture: Frenchay Hill in Frenchay