I’ve been asked to post an appeal for a bike stolen a few weeks ago – and of course, I’m happy to do so, and it’s further warning to cyclists and drivers to be wary of securing their bikes and vehicles when leaving them locally.
Recently I had my bike stolen off the roof of my car, this happened end of Whitehorse Road at about 2:30pm on Sunday 17th January 2016.
The bike was left locked for approximately 30 mins whilst walking my dog along the canal. On return bike gone , two cars parked up with young males participating in the smoking of funny fags.
Seen nothing mate honest they replied, why would one vehicle have its rear seats dropped? Police informed.
Post this for me lets make folk aware.
My bike was a Whyte T-129 worth in excess of £3k.
There has been a real rash of bike thefts locally in recent weeks. Be careful people, someone seems to be stealing to order.
If you know someone that’s suddenly pitched up with a bike that you feel could be on of the ones in question, please do contact West Midlands Police by dialling 101 or speak to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
You can also mail me in confidence: BrownhillsBob at Googlemail dot com.