More than 70 suspected stolen bicycles recovered

Posted by: Belinda Hargreaves

Wed 24th April 2024

Police in Derbyshire have recovered more than 70 bikes they think may have been stolen, and arrested a man on suspicion of theft.
Now the force is appealing for the rightful owners pf the two-wheelers to come forward to claim their property.
A spokesman for the force said: “We are now appealing for help to find the rightful owners of the cycles and are keen to speak to anyone who has not yet reported their bike theft to us.
“It is believed the thefts may have taken place between Monday, January 1, and Wednesday, March 20, in the areas of Normanton and Derby city centre.
“If you have previously reported a bike theft to us, our officers are looking into these and will be in contact with you if a bike matches your description.
“A 26-year-old man from Derby has been arrested on suspicion of theft and has been released on police bail while investigations continue.”
The spokesman continued: “If your bicycle was stolen in the Normanton or Derby city centre area between the times detailed above, and have not yet reported this to us, please get in contact using any of the below methods, and include a description of your bicycle, serial number and any images you may have and quote 24*104981: Website – We have crime reporting tools on our website:; Facebook – send us a private message to the Derbyshire Constabulary Facebook page; X (Twitter) – direct message our contact centre via @DerPolContact; Phone – call us on 101.
“You can also anonymously contact the independent charity CrimeStoppers, on 0800 555 111, or by visiting the CrimeStoppers website at”

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