Bikes stolen in Fife six months ago in £100,000 of items recovered by police

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Officers make huge find in west of Scotland

Bikes stolen from a shop in Fife last December have been recovered – six months later.

They were among a £100,000 haul of property uncovered after a search of properties in Ayr, Prestwick and Auchentiber.

Three people have been charged in connection with the find.

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The devastating raid on Leslie Bike Shop in December saw £100,000 of bikes stolen, many of them still in their boxes.

A number of bikes were among the items recovered, along with items stolen from garden centres in Fife and West Lothian.

Officers found bikes, Christmas trees, barbecues, lawn mowers, plants and statues. Two men and a woman will appear in court at a later date.

The man in charge of the investigation believes there are still a number of bikes from the Fife shop which have yet to be recovered.

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Detective Constable Fraser Simpson, of Glenrothes CID, said: "The incidents were reported last year and as a result of our investigation, we are now able to return the property to its rightful owners.

"We believe there are still a number of bikes outstanding so if anyone has been offered bikes for sale in Ayrshire recently, perhaps at a reduced price or unusual circumstances, I would encourage people to please contact us on 101 quoting incident number 0862 of 9 December 2019."

The thefts included around 60 top of the range bicycles, and the models i included Cannondale, Specialized, Bianchi and Giant. They were all brand new, and still boxed. Road, mountain, hybrid and electric bikes and a number of Cuda make children’s bikes were also stolen in the pre-Christmas raid.

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