Home News Local & Flintshire News

Mountain bikes stolen from Flint and Holywell

POLICE have renewed their appeals for witnesses after thousands of pounds worth of mountain bikes were stolen from Flint and Holywell.

A Marin Wolfridge mountain bike worth £2,799 was stolen overnight on March 30-31 from a shed on Park Road, Holywell.

The shed door had been forced open, officers say.

Overnight on April 8 a garage was broken into on First Avenue, Flint, and a Rockhopper Disc bike worth £700 and a Myka HT Spot mountain bike (copper and brown) worth £450 were stolen.

Sergeant John Williams of Flint Police Station believes the thieves could be targeting specific riders they see on local bike tracks, such as those in Llandegla, who they follow home.

“If you have an expensive bike, you need to do more than keep it in your shed,” he said.

“Lock it to the floor or the roof, make it more inconvenient to steal and get a shed or garage alarm.”

The investigating officers will be looking on websites such as eBay for the bikes, as well as secondhand shops and other outlets.