A hooded thief stole a mountain bike in broad daylight from outside the Arndale Centre in Morecambe.
Police said the bike owner left his bike at the entrance to the Arndale Centre, by the Pedder Street Car Park side
After returning about 15 to 20 minutes later, the victim could not find his bike and discovered it had been stolen.
CCTV shows the bike being taken by a person wearing a light blue hooded top with the hood up and dark tracksuit bottoms
The bike was an orange G2 mountain bike with 18 gears, black Mountain King wheels, front suspension, front and rear disc brakes with a light blue/grey and black saddle worth £1500.
PC Phil Williamson, from Lancaster & Morecambe Police, said: “We would appeal to the public in order to provide any information in regards to this theft leading to the identification of the suspect and hopefully the recovery of the bike.
“Anyone who has had their bike stolen will most probably sympathise with the victim in this case, whilst more efforts are being taken to tackle this type of crime we do need the publics help in bringing the offenders to justice.”
The bike was stolen at 10.20am on April 19.
Anybody with any information can call police on 101 quoting Crime Number BB1406232 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or on-line at Crimestoppers-uk.org.
No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.
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