Bike stolen outside arts and crafts store in Harpenden

PUBLISHED: 16:23 22 October 2014 | UPDATED: 16:23 22 October 2014

A Carerra bike was stolen

A Carerra bike was stolen

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A man is being sought by the police in connection with the alleged theft of a £200 bicycle in Harpenden.

Police have released a photo of a man wearing a distinctive hat in connection with the theft of a bicycle in HarpendenPolice have released a photo of a man wearing a distinctive hat in connection with the theft of a bicycle in Harpenden

Herts Police have released a photo of the man, who is wearing an unusual hat, following the theft of a black Carrera bike.

Worth £200, the bike - which has aluminium handle bars, a new back guard and black cotton bags behind the saddle - was stolen from outside Artscape in Marlborough Park, Southdown industrial estate, Southdown Road in Harpenden at 6.20pm last Tuesday (14).

A police spokeswoman said that officers would like to speak to the man pictured.

Anyone who believes they know his identity should contact PCSO Alex Peduto via non-emergency number 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Cyclists can take precautions to deter thieves including marking bike frames with your postcode using a UV pen; registering your bike on www.immobilise.com and using a quality, solid steel D-shaped shackle lock.

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