Expensive bikes stolen from shed in Paulsgrove

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POLICE are hunting thieves who stole two high-value bikes from a shed in Portsmouth.

Burglars forced their way in to the outbuilding in Shorehaven, Paulsgrove.

They then took two bikes, each worth £600.

Police say it is the third time since June that the shed has been broken into with a total of £5,000 worth of bicycles being stolen.

This time a Boardman Comp hybrid-style bike and Hardrock Pro Disc 2011 mountain bike were taken.

The break-in occurred in the early hours of Monday.

A police spokesman said: ‘Residents are reminded to ensure sheds and outbuildings are secure. It is also advisable to have bikes marked to make it easier for police to return them if they are stolen and later recovered. This can be arranged by contacting your local Safer Neighbourhoods team on 101.’

Call PC Jamie Baker at Fratton on 101.