Stolen from Asda’s underground car park in Harlow on 2nd August 2010, at 12.35pm, Claud Butler Urban 100 hybrid bike.Description of bike at time of theft: Colour: black, with chrome rear wheel and black front wheel. Front silver mudguard, rear mudguard missing, oversized saddle. two headlight brackets on handlebars and one bracket for speedo. Pump bracket (minus pump) on frame. Small rear light. Large black bell. Grey two-tone rubber handlegrips.
Schwalbe road tyres(almost no tread left on rear.

An unidentified male was seen to ride the bike out of the rear pedestrian exit of the underground car park, directly onto the cycle track that runs past the police station. He then turned right and went under the 2nd Avenue underpass. He was carrying several shopping bags.

This bike meant a lot to me and was my only means of transport, please contact Harlow police if you see anything suspicious, thanks.

UPDATE…BICYCLE RECOVERED! On the 17th October, six weeks after the theft, my bike was spotted by a friend at a boot sale in Harlow. The seller was not suspected as having stolen it, but gave it back to me with little fuss. An attempt had been made to disguise it with spray paint and a few modifications.
In a tragic twist of fate, just a few hours later, my aforementioned friend was killed in a road traffic accident. I can’t use names here, so I’ll just say a big thankyou and RIP to “S.B.”

Additional Info

Police Incident NumberD220A/14751/10
Police ForceAvon & Somerset Constabulary 0845 456 7000