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Merseyside Police is appealing for information following the theft of a pedal cycle from outside a shop in Southport on Tuesday, 9 October.

A report was received at about 3.20pm that a pedal cycle had been stolen from outside The Pizza and Kebab Shop on Eastbank Street.

The owner of the bike had secured it outside the shop with a lock and chain prior to leaving it.

The offender managed to remove the chain and lock from the bike before riding away in the direction of Scarisbrick New Road.

The offender is described as being white and was wearing a light coloured jacket, light coloured trousers, and dark footwear. He was possibly wearing glasses.

The stolen bicycle is a Whyte Cambridge racing bicycle and has disc brakes, frame, handlebars, and deep wheel trims made of carbon fibre.  The bike’s serial number is F205S1292.

Officers would urge anyone who witnessed this incident or anyone who may know the offender to come forward. They would also ask that anyone who may have seen a bike of this type for sale or anyone who may have bought/been offered a bike of this type to get in touch.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Merseyside Police on 0151 777 3441 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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