Bike stolen from Salisbury Salvation Army Re-Cycles scheme

A BIKE was stolen from outside The Salvation Army in Salisbury on Saturday afternoon (September 16).

A distinctive Carrera Fury cycle, which is stainless steel and bright orange colour with colour-keyed tyres, was taken some time between 3pm and 6pm.

It had been restored by the group’s Re-Cycles team and was being sold as part of their fundraising activity.

“The bike had just been prepared by our volunteers, so it is very clean with tyre shine making it stand out,” said Martin Davidson, from Re-Cycles.

“The bike cost around £800 when new and we were selling it for £275.”

He urged anyone who sees the bike to contact the Salvation Army or the police.

“Last time we had a bike stolen, a Salisbury resident witnessed the incident and helped the police narrow down the theft for a CCTV check on the streets around our Salt lane building,” Martin added.

“The picture of the bike is the actual model taken from next to our main doors.

“All our bikes are locked so I guess the thieves came prepared with bolt cutters.

“Any help to get the bike back would be appreciated.

“One of the sad things is having to tell our hard-working volunteers that one of the bikes they have spent so long preparing for sale has been stolen.”

The Re-Cycles initiative sees volunteers repair and refurbish donated bikes, raising money for the charity.

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