POLICE IN ELGIN have issued an appeal for information after a high-value mountain bike was stolen from a shed in the town’s High Street.
The White Scott Voltage FR20 bike was taken at some point between the afternoon of Friday June 24 and the morning of Sunday, June 26.
The bike is a specialist downhill mountain bike that is worth a four-figure sum and is used by those with an interest in the sport.
Investigating officer is PC Lawrence Ramsey, who said: “I would appeal for anyone who saw anything suspicious in the area around the time in question to contact Police as soon as possible – any information could be of assistance.
“Likewise if anyone has spotted a bike matching the description or is offered one for sale, please contact your local Police office immediately on 101.”
PC Ramsey said the theft was a reminder to any bike owners to keep their property secure, in particular during the summer months when people will be enjoying the outdoors and using their bikes.
“Invest in a good quality secure bike lock, especially if you are leaving your bike in a public place, and do not leave your property on display where it’s an easy target for opportunistic thieves,” he advised owners of such property.
For more useful advice visit http://www.scotland.police.uk/keep-safe/home-and-personal-property/keep-your-bicycle-secure