Wo­man‘dumb­founded’af­ter bike stolen from out­side shop

Rutherglen Reformer - - News - Dou­glas Dickie

A Cam­bus­lang cy­clist is warn­ing oth­ers to be on their guard af­ter her bike was stolen while she went for a tan.

Chan­tal Gray, 34, was at the Sun­shack on Cam­bus­lang Main Street when she left her bike out­side.

But, even though it was vis­i­ble from the shop, some­one made off with it with­out any­one notic­ing.

It was the first time she had ever taken the bike, which was a gift from Chan­tal’s hus­band, to Cam­bus­lang Main Street

She is now look­ing for in­for­ma­tion about the where­abouts of the bike and to warn oth­ers to make sure they lock up their ve­hi­cle.

Chan­tal said: “I just went up to the sunbed shop. I left it be­tween there and the book­ies.

“It was re­ally busy and I tried to keep my eye on it but when I went back out­side it was gone.

“I asked if any­one had seen any­one hang­ing about but no-one saw a thing.”

Chan­tal, who works as a health coach, only moved to Cam­bus­lang’s Mor­ri­son Park from Fife last year.

She added: “I didn’t think there was any chance of it get­ting stolen.

“If some­one has been that brave to get on the bike on a busy street and just ride off, they could do it to any­one.

“I had never ever taken it to the Main Street be­fore. I think I’ll just take my chances and walk now.

“Af­ter it, the wo­man in the shop said I could have taken it into the shop but that never oc­curred to me.

“It’s the first time I’ve ever been a vic­tim of crime. I never re­ported it to the po­lice be­cause I didn’t want to waste their time.

“I think I was so dumb­founded that some­one would just take it.”

The bike is a grey Sara­cen. It was taken be­tween 7-8pm on the evening of Tues­day, June 27.

Chan­tal has asked any­one with in­for­ma­tion to con­tact her on 07793116257.

Stolen Chan­tal Gray with son Ni­cholas, 9, and the stolen bike

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