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UPDATE: The Bike Shed Commercial Burglary, Exeter

Five men have been arrested following an investigation into a commercial burglary which happened in Exeter.

The incident occurred at The Bike Shed Outta-Town on Honiton Road overnight on Sunday 4 September into the early hours of Monday 5 September.

An investigation was launched following the substantial burglary, in which many high-quality and high-value bikes were stolen. The bikes are believed to have a combined value of approximately £150,000.

38 bikes have since been confirmed missing, which included numerous rare and valuable bikes such as a medium-sized Santa Cruz Heckler Carbon S Spec in maritime grey.

Other bikes of note included:

  • Cube Stereo 140 Team, grey and olive, size X-small
  • Cube Reaction EXC 750, grey and red, size XX-large
  • Bianchi E-Omnia FXXT, blue, size medium
  • Forme Lathkill, green, size small
  • Liv Embolden E+1, metal, size medium
  • Trek Allant+ 5 Lowstep, grey, size small
  • In response to the investigation including numerous enquiries, detectives conducted a day of action on Monday 12 September, with assistance from West Midlands Police.

    As a result of the action, five men aged 39, 38, 34, and two 28-year-olds, all from the West Midlands, were arrested on suspicion of theft.

    The men have since been released on bail with conditions while further enquiries are carried out.

    Officers are still appealing for witnesses and would also like to hear from anyone who has been offered a high-value bike for sale.

    If you witnessed the incident or have any information or dashcam/CCTV footage that could help with enquiries, please contact police via our website here or by calling 101, quoting crime reference CR/081847/22.

    Alternatively, independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously online at crimestoppers-uk.org or by calling 0800 555111.

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