Kenilworth cycle shop broken into just before Women's Tour came to town

A Kenilworth cycle shop was broken into by burglars the night before the Women's Tour, an elite cycle race, rolled into town.

Tuesday, 13th June 2017, 11:51 am
Updated Tuesday, 13th June 2017, 11:55 am
The front of Mike Vaughan Cycles after the burglary

Mike Vaughan Cycles, in High Street, had two bikes stolen which were worth a total of £5,000.

The burglars broke into the shop at around 12.20am on Friday June 9 by using kerbstones to smash the windows, which activated the shop’s burglar alarm.

The broken glass was heard by nearby residents, who reported seeing a dark or black car head up Fieldgate Lane.

Trek Domane SL5 Disc 56cm Frame No SWTU 145Q0181L Retail £3300.00

Nicky Vaughan, who has been working at the shop for 11 years, said the timing of the burglary, the night before the Women’s Tour which would give the shop a bit more publicity, was ‘a shame’.

She added: “We were doing so much to help promote it - we were hoping to have banners up on the day. We’ve always supported the Tour.

“Both the windows need replacing, and we’ve lost £5,000 in stock. But we’ve been here for 56 years - we’ll be OK.”

The windows had to be boarded up due to the damage, but the shop remains open as usual.

Trek Procaliber 9.6 17.5 Frame No SWTU087XD0279L Retail £1700.00

Staff have also warned people to keep an eye out for the two stolen bikes being sold anywhere. The stolen models are a Trek Domane SL5 and a Trek Procaliber 9.6.

Warwickshire Police have been contacted for an update.

Anyone with any information on the crime should call Warwickshire Police on 101, quoting crime reference number 23S5/22844E/17

Trek Domane SL5 Disc 56cm Frame No SWTU 145Q0181L Retail £3300.00
Trek Procaliber 9.6 17.5 Frame No SWTU087XD0279L Retail £1700.00