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Highland motorists urged to check dashcams in hope they may have vital clues to help Police Scotland's hunt for raiders behind theft of mountain bikes worth more than £50,000 from Badenoch & Strathspey


By Philip Murray

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Trashed: the Wee Bike Hub inside
Trashed: the Wee Bike Hub inside

Dashcam footage may hold vital clues as to the major theft of more than £55,000 worth of high-end mountain bikes and clothes in Badenoch, police believe.

Officers investigating the major break in and theft at the Laggan Wolftrax Visitor Centre in Badenoch & Strathspey believe the criminals would have needed a large vehicle to haul away such a large number of goods.

And they have urged drivers to check their car dashcams in case they may have caught any suspicious looking vehicles which fit the bill.

The thieves stole eight Polygon Siskiu T8 mountain bikes, estimated to be worth around £12,800, from the Laggan Wolftrax Visitor Centre between 11pm on Friday, January 15 and 3am on Saturday, January 16.

Around the same time, 12 mountain bikes of various makes and models, estimated to be worth around £39,500, were also reported stolen from the same site's Wee Bike Hub along with £3100 of clothing.

The Wee Bike Hub entrance smashed today
The Wee Bike Hub entrance smashed today

Detective Sergeant Andy Bilton said: “We are appealing for any drivers who were on the A86 or roads in the local area, between 11pm on Friday, January 15 and 3am on Saturday, January 16, who may have dashcam footage to get in touch.

“Someone would need to have access to a large vehicle in order to steal 20 mountain bikes and we would ask anyone who recalls seeing anything like this to get in touch.

“We would also ask anyone who may have seen or heard anything in and around the premises to contact us.”

Anyone with any information is asked to contact police on 101 quoting incident 0935 of January 16.

Meanwhile, Wee Bike Shop owner has urged Highland residents to be on the look-out for suspicious characters offering to sell them mountain bikes.

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