Cycling kit and bikes taken in house burglary

The burglary happened in Berkley Street in South Shields. Image copyright Google Maps.
The burglary happened in Berkley Street in South Shields. Image copyright Google Maps.

Police searching for burglars who snatched bikes and cycling equipment have urged anyone who has been offered the kit to get in touch.

Officers are searching for the items after they were taken from a house in Berkley Street, near to the town hall in South Shields.

A large Modale Finale pedal cycle,which has a set of ZUUS carbon wheels, a Wahoo element computer with mount and a cadence sensor on the left crank arm as stolen.

An 13 Intuition Alpha mountain bike with a custom made headset cap and a Garmin computer mount and cadence sensor.

A Giant Defy Advanced two pedal cycle which has an upgraded 105 crank set, a custom headset cap, a sticker on the top tube saying #wakeupsteve and it is fitted with a Garmin 520 and speed and cadence sensors.

Officers are carrying out inquiries and appealing for witnesses.

A Northumbria Police spokesman said: "Police are also keen to locate the bikes and asking anyone who may have been offered a similar bike for sale, or has any information about them, to get in contact."

The burglary happened at 4.30am on Saturday, August 19, but details have just been released.

Any witnesses are asked to contact Northumbria Police on 101 quoting reference 249 190817 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.