Sisters both have bikes stolen in Havant town centre

The lady's powder pink Viking bike with a black basket and large flower in the basket, it has a paper rack on the back and a stand.
The lady's powder pink Viking bike with a black basket and large flower in the basket, it has a paper rack on the back and a stand.
Chief Inspector Sharon Woolrich

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A FAMILY has been left reeling in anger after thieves stole two bicycles in broad daylight in a town centre.

Sisters Chloe Clark, 15, and Sinead Clark, 12, locked their bicycles to railings while they looked for prom dresses at Debella in Park Road South, Havant.

The bike in blood red colour, has a black basket on front and a paper rack on back of bike, the bike has a  large deep scratch on the rear mud guard and has light up tyre valves also a large light up multi colour wheel attachment.

The bike in blood red colour, has a black basket on front and a paper rack on back of bike, the bike has a large deep scratch on the rear mud guard and has light up tyre valves also a large light up multi colour wheel attachment.

But they were stunned when they returned after 20 minutes to find both bicycles had been snatched.

The theft happened near Ian’s Barber Shop, but staff there did not see the sneaky thieves in action.

Chloe and Sinead’s father, Richard Clark, contacted accountants who work nearby and they had CCTV footage of the incident.

Mr Clark, a dad of 12, of Ellisfield Road, Leigh Park, said: ‘There were three lads.

‘One of them had a distinctive white coat on.

‘The other one had a black jacket on and a baseball cap. One had an Adidas shoulder bag which must have had the cutters in it.

‘We saw them bend down by the bikes, but just as they did the camera changes view.

‘The camera spins back and then you see two of the lads on the bikes riding off by the back.

‘We contacted the police and they said they could not identify their faces.’

Mr Clark was hoping to post the video online, but has not been able to successfully download the footage to a computer.

‘It’s what we bought them for Christmas,’ said Mr Clark.

‘Chloe has a Saturday job in Emsworth and she has to take a taxi or walk.’

Mr Clark said his son, Connor Clark, 16, had his £400 bike stolen from a bike rack outside McDonald’s in West Street, Havant, last summer.

He said bicycle thieves were ‘scum’.

The Viking bicycles were a lady’s pink and a lady’s red model, worth about £150 each.