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Picture released of theft suspect who stole bike from city

September 18, 2012, 7:02 am

At about 1.40pm on Wednesday 22 August 2012 a man rode up to a bike rack at the back of Media City on Broadway, Salford Quays.

He got off his bike and secured it to the rack, cut the lock off another bike and rode off towards the Media City Bridge in the direction of Trafford, leaving his bike behind.

The stolen bike was a specialized black and white Rockhopper mountain bike.

Police are now appealing to anyone with information to come forward.

The offender is described as a white man, aged between 30 and 40, about 6ft tall, of small build.  He has shaved fair hair and wore a black jacket with light blue lining in the hood and black shorts and trainers.

Detective Constable Paul Reynolds from Swintons Volume Crime Team said: “The bike was stolen in broad daylight on a busy Wednesday afternoon in Media City.

“I am appealing to anyone who either witnessed the theft or thinks they recognise either the offender from the CCTV image or the bike that was stolen to come forward.”

Detective Constable Paul Reynolds added: “Although on this occasion, the lock on the bike was cut off, people can still help reduce their chances of becoming a victim of crime by locking their bike to something fixed or bulky and using a good standard bicycle lock, even when leaving it in a shed or garage.

“People should also have their bike engraved with their postcode. Some bike shops offer this service for a small fee and many neighbourhood policing teams run free bike marking events.

“Alternatively people can register their bike on immobilise.com, a free online national database that police can access and compare registered items against property that has been found or recovered from suspected criminals so that they can be returned to their rightful owners.”

Anyone with information is asked to call police in Salford on 0161 856 5250 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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Theft of bike from media city

Theft of bike from media city

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