Two men arrested following a series of bike thefts in Colchester

A number is cycling enthusiasts have been victims of bike theft. Picture: STOCK IMAGE

A number is cycling enthusiasts have been victims of bike theft. Picture: STOCK IMAGE - Credit: Getty Images/Hemera

The Colchester Community Policing Team arrested two men today, August 9, in connection with ongoing investigations in to pedal cycle thefts.

A 24-year-old man from Colchester was arrested on suspicion of bike thefts and a 23-year-old man, also from Colchester, was arrested on suspicion of handling stolen goods.

Both have been released on police bail pending further enquiries until August 31.

They have bail conditions which include not to enter Colchester town centre and not to be in possession of any pedal cycle or conveyance.

Chief Inspector Danielle Booth said “I’m aware that many members of the public have been victim to this crime over recent weeks and the team have been working discreetly in the background collating evidence and intelligence to inform our tactical response.

“I would urge bike owners to review the security measures that they have to protect property that is worth several hundred pounds and advice can be found on our Essex Police website.

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank our partners at the CCTV control room for Colchester Borough Council who have worked tirelessly with us to secure evidence and identify persons responsible.”

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