Victoria Police members from the Williamstown Police Station are appealing for public assistance to help identify a man following the theft of a custom built Specialised P3 push bike from a shed at Williamstown High School last week.
It is understood that on September 12 at about 8.12am a man accessed the bike shed at the school on Bayview Street, where he stole a bike and helmet belonging to a student before proceeding in the direction of the Rifle Range/Jawbone area.
Willy and Hobby has obtained images of a man who might be able to assist police with their enquiries. The man, who is perceived as Caucasian in appearance, is pictured wearing a navy-blue jumper, black hooded puffer vest, blue jeans and blue and white shoes.
Bike bandits will be met with increased police operations to tackle bike thefts and the trade of stolen bikes, with latest figures from the Crime Statistics Agency showing a 27 per cent increase in wandering wheels in Hobsons Bay over the last year.
Anyone with information on bike thefts or the trade of stolen bikes is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential report online at the Crime Stoppers website.