Thieves have stolen more than £50,000 worth of bicycles from a bike shop in Cornwall.
Family-owned Clive Mitchell Cycles in Summercourt, five miles south-east of Newquay, broke the news of the raid in a post on Facebook.
“We’ve had better Saturday mornings,” the post read. “We were broken into during the early hours of this morning.
“Unfortunately the store will be closed until further notice though we will do our best to open at some point later today, we’ll update you here as soon as we can.
“The thieves have taken a lot of high value mountain bikes.”
The business, which also has a branch in Truro, provided details of the bikes that had been taken:
Specialized Stumpjumper Expert Carbon, Large. 2019 model.
Specialized Stumpjumper Comp Carbon, Large. 2019 model.
Specialized Stumpjumper Comp alloy, Medium, Black 2019 model.
Specialized Enduro Comp 650b, Medium Black. 2018 model.
Specialized Camber Expert Carbon 29er Large Black. 2018 model.
Specialized Turbo Levo HT 29er Gents. Large Blue/Red. 2019 model.
Specialized Turbo Levo HT 6Fattie, Medium Grey 2018 model.
Specialized Turbo Levo FSR 6Fattie, Large Black/Blue 2018 model.
Specialized Turbo Levo FSR 6Fattie Comp, Medium Silver/Black 2018 model.
Specialized Turbo Levo FSR 6Fattie Comp Carbon, Medium Black/Blue 2018 model.
Specialized Kenevo FSR Comp 6Fattie. Medium Blue/Grey 2019 model.
CUBE Reaction Hybrid Pro 400, 18” Black, 2018 model.
CUBE Reaction Hybrid SL500, 18” Blue 2018 model.
CUBE Stereo Pro 120 Hybrid, 18” Red/Black 2018 model.
CUBE Stereo Pro 140 Hybrid 20” Blue 2018 model.
In a subsequent post on Facebook, it said: “Well ... it’s been quite a long day here at CMC Summercourt.
“We’d just like to say a massive thank you to the local community in Summercourt, the wider cycling community and our customers for all of the support shown today.
“Please share and let us or the police know if you see any of these bikes going for a ‘too good to be true price’. Somebody somewhere knows who these guys are.
“Just to be clear and to reassure our customers, no sold/ordered bikes or customers own bikes have been taken.”
Devon & Cornwall Police are investigating and can be contacted on 101.
Last week, we reported how a number of bike shops across the country have been targeted by criminals in recent weeks, with high-value thefts taking place following break-ins at Corley Cycles in Milton Keynes, JE James in Rotherham and JC Cook Cycles in Grimsby.
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