THREE electric bikes worth £7000 were stolen after burglars smashed their way into a Weymouth bicycle shop.

Police investigating the incident are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward.

In a statement Dorset Police said the incident happened around 9.45pm on Tuesday December 31, when a door at Mud Sweat and Gears on Link Park near Chickerell was smashed.

Entry was gained to the building and three electric bikes were stolen.

The three stolen bikes included a white Scott Sub Tour eRide 10 ladies bike with a beige saddle and grips, a white Liv Amiti E+ 4 with a blue logo and a men’s grey Ridgeback Cyclone.

Police Constable Rory Swinden, of Weymouth police, said: “The total cost of the bikes stolen was around £7,000 and an investigation is underway to identify who was responsible.

“I am appealing for anyone who may have seen any suspicious activity in the area at the relevant time to please come forward.

“I would also like to hear from anyone who may have seen an electric bike for sale in unusual circumstances matching one of the descriptions given.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at, via email, or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55190204274. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or via