Boroughbridge bike

Video released following theft of bike in Boroughbridge

29 July 2014

At around 1.50pm on Sunday 20 July 2014, a 15-year-old boy left his Specialized mountain bike outside Pybus Newsagents on the High Street of Boroughbridge.

The suspect who took the bike was seen getting out of the passenger side of a silver Vauxhall Vectra which had pulled up nearby. He took the cycle and rode off along the pavement, down an alleyway on Fishergate where he was joined by the driver of the Vectra.


The pair were then seen to exit the alleyway and drive off in the Vectra towards the canal roundabout.

The suspect who took the bike is described as white, of thin build and had a thin face with stubble. He was wearing a baggy, white, polo style t-shirt, dark tracksuit bottoms and a white or cream beanie hat with a logo on the front.

The Vauxhall Vectra is believed to be the version produced between 2002 and 2009 and had wheel trims rather than alloy wheels.

The stolen cycle is a Specialized Pitch Pro in brown with black “Pike” front suspension, “Fox” rear suspension, Shimano gears, hydraulic disc breaks, and distinctive yellow hand grips. It is worth around £2000.

PC Neil Roworth of Boroughbridge Safer Neighbourhood Team, said: I am appealing to anyone who can help us identify the suspect or the Vectra shown in the CCTV images, as well as anyone who witnessed the theft take place.

We would also like to hear from anyone who believes they have been offered the bike for sale.

The owner of the bike, who is aged just 15, had saved up for a long time to buy the bike and is very upset that it has been stolen.

Anyone who can help our appeal is urged to contact the police as soon as they can.

Anyone with information is asked to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2 and ask for PC Neil Roworth. Or you can email information to

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