Bikes stolen from garages
Police are appealing for information after high-value mountain bikes were reported stolen from neighbouring garages on the same night.
Burglars broke into the two garages in Pembury Place, Ashford, on Sunday night.
Three mountain bikes were stolen from the first garage – green and blue Canyon bikes and a black Diamond bike.
A pressure washer, a radiocontrolled car and a number of tools and mountain bike parts were also taken.
From the second garage, the intruders stole a customised orange and black Mondraker mountain bike.
Insp Jason Atkinson of the Ashford Community Safety Unit said: “We are appealing for anyone who saw any suspicious activity in the area on Sunday night to contact us.
“We would also like to hear from anyone who has seen or been offered similar bikes for sale.”
The unit is keen to promote bike security and aims to stage a town-centre bike-marking session in the New Year. Insp Atkinson urgers owners to keep bikes in locked sheds or garages, to take photos of them and keep a note of serial numbers.
Anyone with information about the two burglaries is asked to call Kent Police on 01843 222289 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, quoting crime reference number ZY/58704/17.