Bedfordshire Police are asking members of the public to get in touch if they have been offered a distinctive BMX bike which was stolen from outside a Dunstable bowling alley.
The theft took place sometime between 8.30 and 9pm on Sunday December 29 after the victim had left the bike locked up outside Go Bowling in Court Drive, Dunstable.
The bike – a grey framed WeThePeople BMX – had a number of additional parts including blue wheel rims, red handle bar grips, chrome handle bars and BSD engraved wheel hubs making it worth around £1,000.
Following the theft there had been reports that the bike was being ridden in the High Street area of Houghton Regis.
The investigating officer is keen to hear from anyone who may have been offered the bike or from anyone who may have seen the bicycle being advertised on websites such as eBay or Gumtree.
If you have information relating to this incident, contact Wendy Moffatt in the Crime Service Team, in confidence on the non-emergency 101 number, or text information to 07786 200011.
Alternatively contact independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111, or online at crimestoppers-uk.org.