Thieves tar­get high-end bikes

The Oban Times - - News -

A NUM­BER of high-value bikes worth thou­sands of pounds have been stolen in a se­ries of thefts.

Hol­i­day­mak­ers at North Ledaig Car­a­van Park un­locked their bikes to go cy­cling but when they re­turned from their car­a­van the bikes were nowhere to be seen.

The in­ci­dent took place be­tween 4pm and 4.20pm on Mon­day July 25.

One of the bikes is a Norco Faze, full sus­pen­sion mountain bike, black with lime- coloured writ­ing with a re­tail value of £1,300.

The other is a blue GT bi­cy­cle with a red seat which costs around £1,500.

Sim­i­lar thefts have been car­ried out in Cri­an­larich.

Po­lice say it is pos­si­ble a team of peo­ple could be trav­el­ling from place to place, tar­get­ing bikes.

Con­sta­ble An­drew Simp­son is the officer deal­ing with the case.

An­other bike was stolen from out­side Ke­babish Curry House, Oban, be­tween 1am and 4pm on Sun­day July 24.

The highly dis­tinc­tive Muddy Fox bike was red and black with white metal ped­als and a red paw print on the sad­dle.

And be­tween 8am on Thurs­day July 21 and 4.30pm on Fri­day July 22, a blue mountain bike was stolen from the Scot­tish As­so­ci­a­tion for Marine Sci­ence at Dun­staffnage Ma­rina.

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