An adventurer who cycled round the world has had his bike and most of his possessions stolen - outside a Co-op in Kingston upon Thames.
Rob Lutter, who cycled solo around the world in 2011, taking photographs as he went, has lived in a tent for years while he wrote and published a travel book, which was crowdfunded on Kickstarter.
It’s not the first time Rob has had his bike and gear stolen.
He said: “After four years on the road I've developed a humble lifestyle: my camera, laptop, a socket, a sleeping bag space and a little food are all I will really need over the coming months.
“Sadly though, two weeks after completing the adventure [in 2015], my worldcycle bike was stolen! Sixty was with me for 25 of the 40 thousand kms and now she is gone.
“I have already replaced the bike, but first I need to fix up a few components to make it tour-ready.
“Then I can get back on the road and find a base in England to write from.”
Rob’s new blue Kona Rove, along with 4 brown panniers, a camera, a computer and all this clothes, were taken last night in Kingston.
Hi hard drives, tent, photos and work were also among the belongings stolen.
He tweeted: “What's wrong with the world. Can't do this anymore. Just why.”
Anyone with any information about the bike can contact the police or Rob, who tweets @robertlutter.