Man with distinctive tattoo stole high-value Scott Foil road bike from outside White Swan pub in Stokesley

The road bike had been left secured to a lamp post outside the White Swan pub in Stokesley. Picture: Google
The road bike had been left secured to a lamp post outside the White Swan pub in Stokesley. Picture: Google

Police have released a description of the man who stole a high-value road bike from outside a pub in Stokesley.

The Scott Foil carbon framed road bike had been left secured to a lamp post outside the White Swan pub on Sunday, June 10.

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The thief managed to cut through the lock securing the bike and left the scene in the direction of Stokesley Motors at around 4.50pm.

North Yorkshire Police today released details of the theft along with the description of the man they now want to trace.

A spokesman said the offender was described as being of a large build and around 6ft.

"He was wearing a grey baseball hat, which possible had a batman logo on it, a red England football top and black tracksuit bottoms," the spokesman said. "He was also wearing black and white training shoes and possible a grey rucksack.

"The offender is also believed to have a very distinctive black horizontal shaped tattoo on his right forearm."

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The stolen bike is matt black in colour with an extra large frame and carries the serial number is STR10D45812090024X.

Officers want to speak to anyone who has seen the bike or has been offered it for sale as well as anyone who can help to identify the thief.

Email Edward.reid@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk or call 101, select option 2 and ask for Eddie Reid.

Information can be passed on anonymously through the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Please quote the North Yorkshire Police reference 1218102990.

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