Manon Carpenter becomes victim of bike theft

Manon Carpenter becomes victim of bike theft

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Manon Carpenter has become the latest victim of bike theft, with eight mountain bikes and two off-road bikes stolen from her home in Caerphilly.

have launched an appeal for information following a garage being broken into on Van Terrace, Castle Park, Caerphilly between 7.00pm on Sunday 22 November and the morning of Tuesday 24 November.The incident is currently under investigation.

Currently training for her 2016 season, Manon Carpenter is desperate to get her bikes back. "There has been a lot of bike theft in the area recently. I thought my bikes would be pretty safe in the garage, but people got in and need to be aware of the risks.

It wasn't just my bikes stolen, but my parents too and I would like to get them all back, and find the people who have taken them. They have a lot of bikes right now, and I don't want them to get away with it."

The items stolen include:

  • A KTM EXC 250 off road motorbike - black and orange in colour
  • A 2011 KTM XC 150 off road motorbike - black and orange in colour
  • A Dartmoor Dirtjump mountain bike - Phantom model - with gears and Fox 831 forks - black in colour with white lettering
  • A 2013 Saracen Kili Flyer mountain bike with suspension - black and bright green in colour
  • A 2014 Saracen Aerial 150 suspension mountain bike - silver, red and black in colour
  • A 2013 Saracen AVLX Dirtjump mountain bike with gears and Fox 831 Forks - all black in colour
  • A 2015 Saracen Kili Flyer mountain bike, full carbon fibre with full suspension - silver and black in colour with "Saracen" written on frame
  • A 2015 Saracen Aerial 150 mountain bike with full suspension - black and silver in colour with black and orange Fox Forks
  • A 2015 Saracen Myst Downhill race bike - black, white and red in colour
  • A 2016 prototype Saracen Myst Downhill mountain bike - black and red in colour with "Saracen" written on frame
  • Sthil petrol hedge cutters - orange, white and black in colour

Anyone with information is asked to call 101 quoting log 37 24/11/15
Photos of the items stolen are available at the Gwent Police Facebook Page.

Gwent Police encourage bike owners to store their bikes safely and securely. Information on protecting your bike, your garden shed and garage is available from Gwent Police.