Reports of a spate of ram raids and bike theft attempts are coming in thick and fast this morning, with Corley Cycles, 18 Bikes and J C Cook hit over the past 10 days.
Corley Cycles, based in the North West of Milton Keynes, is perhaps the worst hit with a 22 bike haul of high-spec Trek, 3T and Specialized builds stolen over the weekend.
“An awful lot of damage has been caused to the shop and circa £70k worth of stock has gone,” wrote Corley Cycles, before adding the details of the missing bikes, seen below:
Domane SLR 8 Disc 56cm Blk/Silver
Domane SL 6 Disc 56cm Blk/Blk
Domane SL 6 Disc 52cm Blk/Blk
Emonda SLR 8 H2 54cm Rd/WH
Emonda SLR 8 Disc 60cm Blk – Sil
Emonda SLR 8 Disc 56cm Blk – Sil
Emonda SL 6 Pro 58 Sil
Emonda SL6 Pro 56 Sil
Emonda SL 6 Disc 56 Sil
Emonda SL 6 Disc 52 Sil
Emonda SL 5 52 Blue
Diverge Sport 61cm Black/Red
Diverge Sport 54cm Black/Red
Diverge Comp 54cm Grey/Red
Diverge Comp 56cm Graphite/Black
Roubaix Sport 58cm Matt Black/White
Roubaix Sport 52cm Matt Black/White
Roubaix Expert 54cm Red/Black
Roubaix Elite 56cm Red/Black
Roubaix Elite 56cm Black/Black
Roubaix Comp 58cm Purple/Red
Strada Pro Aqua Blue Large
J C Cook Cycles is offering a £2,000 reward for information leading to the recovery of a number of bikes from Orange, Kross, Whyte, Bergamont and Trek.
Seven bikes in total were stolen in the break in, including:
Orange 5 pro in fizzy orange large
Orange 6 E E-bike in charcole grey (our demo)
Orange stage 5 in tropical blue large
Whyte S150-s in blue medium
Kross level one boost E-bike 18″ 29er
Bergamont revox 5.0 E-bike in yellow small
Trek powerfly FS 4 E-bike in black 21.5″
Likewise, 18 Bikes have fallen victim to an attempted break in, though in this instance security measures prevented anything being stolen. The store and bikes were damaged in the attempt, wrote the store to its Facebook page.
We are further hearing that J E James may also have been broken into, though information on this is, at the time of writing, unavailable.
This string of bike theft closely follows the news that CycleSwitch of Worcester has been forced with closure due to a spate of stock lifting.