Teens charged after £10k of bikes stolen

File picture: Ian Georgeson
File picture: Ian Georgeson
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Two teenagers have been charged after a spate of bike thefts worth £10,000, police said.

Fifteen bikes were stolen from a secure storage area in Edinburgh’s Bainfield Place and from nearby business premises in the Fountainbridge area between September 20 and October 10.

Following police inquiries, two males aged 15 and 18 have been arrested and charged in connection with a total of 18 offences.

A report has been submitted to the procurator fiscal.

Pc Simon Wotton said: “So far, three bikes worth around £1,000 each have been recovered. We continue to work with officers in the search and recovery team to trace the rest, and reunite these with their rightful owners.

“Tackling the theft of personal property is a priority within our ward, and if you have any information or concerns about theft in your area please speak to a local officer, contact Police Scotland on 101 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”