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Major theft at Huddersfield bike shop Earnshaws

Appeal launched following break-in last Thursday evening

14 bikes with a combined value of tens of thousands of pounds have been stolen from a bike shop in Huddersfield.

In a post on Facebook, staff at the Manchester Road shop Earnshaws asked people to keep an eye out for the stolen bikes, pictures of which were included in the post, being sold for unusually low prices on any platform.

They also asked fellow shops to be vigilant, saying: “If you have any unusual request for 9+ electric bike chargers by unknown customers if you could again contact us or the police.”

The burglary happened at around 11pm on the evening of last Thursday, 2 November.

Many of the bicycles stolen – which included several from the Scott brand – were e-bikes.

Other brands whose bikes were taken included Lapierre, Orange, Diamondback and Moustache, with a Samedi Race 8 from the latter, which retails at £5,299, among the thieves’ haul.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Earnshaws on 01484 421232 or West Yorkshire Police.

In an appeal, officers said they “are keen to hear from anyone who may have any information as to where the bikes may now be, or anyone who has any information as to the identity of the suspects.

“Anyone with any information is asked to call Kirklees District CID via 101.”

Simon joined as news editor in 2009 and is now the site’s community editor, acting as a link between the team producing the content and our readers. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, he has reported on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, the latest developments in the bike industry and the sport’s biggest races. Now back in London full-time after 15 years living in Oxford and Cambridge, he loves cycling along the Thames but misses having his former riding buddy, Elodie the miniature schnauzer, in the basket in front of him.

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