Bike stolen from St Albans shop

POLICE investigating the theft of a �2500 bike from a shop in St Albans have released an image of a man they would like to speak to in connection with their inquiries.

The theft took place at around 11am, on Saturday February 4. The thief went into Addiktion Cycles, on Victoria Street, to ask about buying a bike and claimed he was a police officer.

He asked to test the bike and left the shop at around 11.30am, heading towards St Albans train station. He never returned.

The stolen bike is a Trek Madone 4.7, with a 58 inch frame.

Investigating officer PC Lee Osborne said: “I would like to speak with the man pictured and would ask that he contacts police, as he may have vital information in connection with our inquiries.

“I would also appeal to anyone who knows this man to contact me.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Herts Police via the non-emergency number 101, quoting crime reference number F1/12/421.

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