Police plea as suspected stolen items seized in raids

Suspected stolen bikes seized by Merseyside Police
Suspected stolen bikes seized by Merseyside Police -Credit:Merseyside Police

Police have released images of several suspected stolen bikes in a bid to reunite them with their owners.

The bicycles were seized from various properties while multiple arrests were made. Police believe they could have been stolen during burglaries and robberies in Merseyside.

Numerous lines of enquiry have been carried out in a bid to trace the owners and police have now released images of some of the bikes.

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The first collection of bikes recovered from Garston (see image) were seized from a property on Thursday May 2. Two men, aged 20 and 18, and two females, aged 15 and 29, were all arrested on suspicion of handling stolen goods and drugs offences.

Bikes seized from Garston
Bikes seized from Garston -Credit:Merseyside Police

The second collection of bikes (see image) were found at a property in Huyton on Saturday April 27. A 42-year-old woman and a 17-year-old male were arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of a Class B drug (cannabis), possession of criminal property and possession of an offensive weapon.

Bikes seized from Huyton
Bikes seized from Huyton -Credit:Merseyside Police

The third collection of bikes (see image) were taken from a property in Halewood on Tuesday April 30. A 19-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of using a motor vehicle on a road/public place without insurance, possession with intent to supply a controlled Class B drug (cannabis) and driving a motor vehicle dangerously.

Bikes seized from Halewood
Bikes seized from Halewood -Credit:Merseyside Police

Detective Inspector Chris Carlin said: “We have made a number of arrests and seized suspected stolen e-bikes over the past few weeks and this positive action will continue into the summer months.

“We know how frustrating the anti-social use of electric bikes and mopeds can be for our communities. The offenders who ride them anti-socially not only pose a threat to other road users and pedestrians, they risk their own safety by riding too fast, through red lights and often without a helmet.

“The use of electric bikes in Merseyside can also be linked to drugs supply and organised crime groups as a means to transport illegal substances and weapons around our communities.

“It’s often the case that innocent people who use e-bikes are targeted and fall victim to robberies at the hands of people who are intent to use them to assist their criminal activity.

“If you tell us about electric bikes being used for the purposes of drugs supply in your area, we will take your report extremely seriously.”

If you believe one of these bikes belongs to you, you can get in touch with police via @MerPolCC or call 101.

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