Police are appealing for information and dash cam footage after thieves removed 4 mountain bikes from a garage and concealed them in a nearby hedge in Shalfleet.
In a happy twist, the stolen bikes were spotted in their hiding place and the 35-year-old owner was able to recover them.
The incident occurred between 20:00 and 21:00 on Thursday night (3rd January). The 4 bikes were taken from a garage in Main Road, Shalfleet, near the old Shalfleet Garage site.
The bikes are believed to have been wheeled down Corf Road and hidden in the hedge. Officers believe the thieves had planned to return to pick them up.
Officers are asking if anyone saw anything suspicious in the area around this time. Did you see the suspects removing the bikes from the garage or wheeling them down the road?
If you have any information or if you were driving past around that time and have dash cam footage, get in touch with Police by calling 101, quoting reference 44190003564.