£4,000 bike is stolen from GB triath­lete

Elite sports­man strug­gling to com­pete with­out it

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS - By Alan Hayes

A GREAT Bri­tain triath­lete is strug­gling to com­pete after his £4,000 bi­cy­cle was stolen.

The hi-tech Ger­man­made Cor­ratec Pro was taken from Hilling­don Sports and Leisure Cen­tre in Gat­ting Way, and po­lice say Clau­dio Picco can­not af­ford to re­place it.

Of­fi­cers from the joint Trans­port for London and Met­ro­pol­i­tan Po­lice Roads and Trans­port Polic­ing Com­mand are lead­ing the ap­peal for the pub­lic’s help to get the 33-year-old, who is orig­i­nally from Italy, back on the road.

Mr Picco parked and locked the bike out­side the club at about 6.30pm on Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 4.

When he re­turned at about 9pm it was gone.

Po­lice have a par­tial de­scrip­tion of a man seen in the area who they say could be the thief, but it only ex­tends to him hav­ing dark hair and wear­ing black cloth­ing.

If you see the bi­cy­cle or can help in any way, call PC Lisa Khe­lifi on 07825 386 494 or Crimestop­pers, anony­mously, on 0800 555 111.

n GONE: A spe­cial­ist bike sim­i­lar to the one taken from out­side Hilling­don Sports and Leisure Com­plex Con­trib­uted

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