Let's hope they can get them back

Two teenage boys were grabbed and told to hand over their mountain bikes on a street in Edinburgh by a gang of three men.

The two boys were approached at 6:20pm on Tuesday evening on Durham Drive in the west of the city. The gang took their bikes then fled towards Milton Road. Neither boy was hurt during the incident.

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The bikes were a Giant Stance with a blue and black frame and a white Specialised Pitch bike with black writing and black wheels. We estimate the total value of the bikes to be at least £1,500.

The gang are all described as being aged between 15 and 17 years old and roughly 5ft 9in tall. They were all wearing dark tracksuits.

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Detective constable John McShane told stv: “Fortunately, neither boy was injured in this incident, however, they have been left shaken.

“Local officers are carrying out various inquiries in an effort to trace those responsible as quickly as possible and I’d be interested to hear from anyone who has information that can help us identify them.

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“Similarly, I ask anyone who was in the area around the time of this incident and who noticed any persons who they believe have been offered the stolen bikes for sale to come forward.”

Those with information should contact police on 101 or the charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.