South Scotland

Thieves steal £7,000 worth of bicycles from two Peebles homes

Thieves have stolen £7,000 worth of high-end bicycles in raids on two properties in Peebles.

A Specialized Camber Comp Carbon and a Carrera Valour, worth about £4,000, were taken from a house in the town's St Andrews Road between 20 and 21 July.

A nearby shed was also broken into with five bikes worth about £3,000 stolen.

They included a black and grey Genesis Core, a black Specialized Langster and a Gary Fisher mountain bike with yellow writing on the frame.

Police have appealed for witnesses.

Insp Mike Bennett, who is based at Galashiels police station, said: "I want to hear from anyone who knows anything about these break-ins or who has been approached to buy a second-hand bike in the area in recent days."

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