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Gravesend woman, 21, arrested after a series of high-value bikes are stolen

PUBLISHED: 15:52 06 March 2014 | UPDATED: 15:52 06 March 2014

A 21-year-old Gravesend woman has been arrested after a series of bike, costing thousands of pounds, were stolen across the area.

The woman has been bailed until April 14 pending further enquiries.

A GT Grand Tourer carbon bike worth £2,500 and a Giant road bike worth £750 went missing from an address in Old Road East, Gravesend, between 5pm on January 1 and 10am the following day.

Kent Police then received reports of two high value road bikes - one costing £1,800 and custom made bike worth £2,900 - being stolen from a garage in Luddesdown, Gravesend, on February 21.

And Cyclopark reported a burglary at the end of February, when three bikes were stolen, but they were later found and returned by detectives.

Det Insp Mike Worrall, of Kent Police, said: “My team of detectives are continuing with their enquiries into this series and have made one arrest at this stage.

“I would urge bike owners who use Cyclopark to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activity to police immediately.

“Thieves often see bikes as easy pickings because they are at times often left poorly secured or sometimes not at all.”

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