Police appealing for information after two bicycles worth £1,500 stolen over two days in Wanstead

The £1,000 bike which was stolen from a conservatory in Wanstead

The £1,000 bike which was stolen from a conservatory in Wanstead - Credit: Archant

Two bicycles worth £1,500 in total were stolen in two days in Wanstead.

Police are appealing for information after a bike was stolen from a conservatory and another was taken from a shed.

The first happened at a Leicester Road address. The bicycle, which was left in the conservatory between 6pm on March 4 and 8pm on March 5, was stolen by a suspect who approached from the back garden.

The victim believes the metal gate in an alleyway next to the house may have been left open.

The bike, worth £1,000, is white and has the words “Secteur” and “Specialised” on its frame.

The second bicycle, stolen from a Grosvenor Road address on March 5, had been left in a padlocked wooden shed.

The victim heard what she called a suspicious noise at 4.30am, but thought nothing more of it.

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She then discovered at 7.40am that the shed door had been forced open and that her cream Trek Allant bike, worth £500, had gone.

The offender is believed to have accessed the garden by climbing over a gate.

A spokesman for Redbridge police said residents are urged to register their bikes on www.immobilise.com.

If you have any information about the stolen bikes, call officers on 101.