Police seek the owner of stolen bike

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POLICE are trying to trace the owner of a stolen bike which was recovered after a youth was arrested for shoplifting in Chichester.

The white ladies’ Ridgeback Rapide was being ridden by the 17-year-old when officers were called to Lidl in Portfield Way on Monday, May 28, following an allegation of theft from the store.

The youth was subsequently charged with shoplifting and theft and is due to appear at Chichester Youth Court on Wednesday, June 13.

A police spokesperson said: “Whilst we believe the bike is stolen, we have had no reports of it being taken and therefore are unable to identify the loser.

“If anyone recognises the description of the bike and thinks it may belong to them, we would ask them to contact police on 101, quoting serial number 0719 of 28 May.”