Police in Bournemouth are appealing for witnesses and
anyone with information to come forward following the theft of a
bicycle from the Winton area of the town.
The incident, in which the frame and a wheel of a Specialized
mountain bike was stolen from a private alleyway on Wimborne Road,
happened sometime between Tuesday 12 June 2012 and Thursday 14 June
Police Constable Lee Harrison, of Bournemouth
police, said: “This is the second time in two weeks the victim has
had a bicycle stolen from the same location.
“On Monday 4 June 2012 they had a Claude
Butler bike taken, which is believed to have been sold on the
internet advertising website Gumtree.
“The victim is due to complete a charity bike
ride in the next few weeks and has been unable to train as a result
of this theft.
“I would like to hear from anyone who may have
witnessed either of these incidents or seen any suspicious
“Also, I would urge anyone who may have bought
a Claude Butler bike on Gumtree, or been offered Specialized bike
parts at an unusually cheap price in the last few days to contact
Witnesses and anyone with information
should call Dorset Police in confidence on 101 quoting incident
number 15:183. Alternatively, call the free and anonymous
Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where mobile phone tariffs may