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Police release video after vulnerable person’s bike stolen

Police investigating the theft of a bicycle from a vulnerable victim have released CCTV footage in a bid to trace the offenders.

The bike was stolen after being left locked to a lamppost outside Goldsmiths Jewellers, in Queen Street, Mansfield.

Officers would like to speak to anyone who recognises two men captured in the footage, or who has any information about the incident, which took place between 3.45pm and 4pm on 12 May 2022.

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Police Constable Nathan Whitehead, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “We are determined to recover the red Carrera bike, as pictured.

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“Theft of bicycles is something we take very seriously as we know the loss of a bike can impact the victim both financially and emotionally due to being a victim of crime.

“We will always do our utmost to catch offenders and reunite people with their property.”

The first man is described as white, in his early 20s and of medium build. He was wearing a stone-coloured peaked cap, black jogging bottoms and a pale grey or white hoodie with a picture on the front. He was carrying a black backpack.

The second man is described as white, in his 20s, with short brown hair. He was wearing a navy coat with a light-coloured top underneath, black jogging bottoms and white trainers. He was also carrying a backpack.

It is believed the offenders left the scene in the direction of the Four Seasons Shopping Centre.

Anyone who recognises either of the men in the CCTV footage or anyone with any information about the whereabouts of the stolen bike is asked to contact Nottinghamshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 492 of 12 May 2022.

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