POLICE are appealing to find three bikes totalling £5,000 which were stolen during a raid at an address in Colchester.

Officers are investigating a burglary in Hillridge, Highwoods, shortly before 4am on Thursday, March 7.

During the burglary three bikes, valued at £5,000 in total, and accessories were taken.

One of them was a giant LIV NV women’s road bike, size small, with fitted Garmin power pedals, two pink water bottle holders, a water bottle holder between the handlebars and an iron man sticker located below the seat.

The second was a silver-coloured Trek FX2 Hybrid ladies mountain bike, which had a Lemego mobile phone holder on the handlebars, MUD OFF mud guards and Niterider front and rear lights fitted.

In addition, a black Specialized Sirrus2.0 hybrid bike was also taken.

A spokesman said: “Have you been offered the bike pictured for sale?

"If you have any information, CCTV, dash cam or other footage in relation to this incident, then please get in contact with us.”

Reports can be made on the Essex Police website or by using the force’s online Live Chat service.

Alternatively, residents can call 101 or make an anonymous report to Crimestoppers by visiting their website or calling 0800 555 111.

Reports should quote crime reference 42/36653/24.