Subiaco cyclist finds stolen $ 15,000 bike after seeing item selling his tires on Facebook Marketplace
A Subiaco cyclist recovered his $ 15,000 bicycle after a woman allegedly tried to sell parts of the stolen bicycle online.
A Cervelo S5 men’s black road bike valued at around $ 15,000 was taken from a Coleraine Street house overnight this month – one of many high-priced racing bikes reported stolen from Subiaco and its surroundings in recent weeks.
In Coleraine Street, the thief broke into a car parked in the driveway and used the remote control inside to open the garage, from where they took the Cervelo bike, an ATV and a bicycle helmet.
PerthNow understands that an item in the marketplace selling 2021 S5 Cervelo Swiss carbon fiber rim tires for $ 1,000 appeared on Facebook last week.
Wembley Police Senior Sergeant Peter Gilmour said officers attended an address in Swan View, suspecting the bike had been stolen on Friday.
“The victim contacted Midland Police to say he saw on Facebook someone in that area attempted to sell his stolen bike,” he said.
“A woman will be charged with possession of stolen or illegally obtained property. “
Sergeant-Senator Gilmour confirmed that the owner recovered the bike from Midland Police.
The $ 15,000 bike was swept away in a series of expensive racing bike thefts in the western suburbs, but remains the only one to be recovered.
Former Cycliq president and competitive cyclist Chris Singleton reported that two of his racing bikes and a mountain bike were stolen from his home in Subiaco late last month.
A metallic green Cervelo with DT Swiss 80mm wheels and a specialized electric saddle, the only one in Australia after its modifications, was stolen from its garage on the night of November 27-28.
His black and orange S-Works Epic Evo McLaren Tarmac was one of only two of its kind in WA, with the bike model itself selling for $ 21,000 online before customization.
Senator Sgt Gilmour said investigations were continuing for the other stolen bikes.
The thefts come at a time of bicycle and parts shortages as Glen Parker Cycles owner Dennis Lightfoot scrambles to find replacements for his customers.
“Well for Chris it’s next to impossible for the next two to three months at least to get one of his bikes,” he said.
“If you’re a cyclist, you don’t have to be a runner, even to exercise – your whole routine is cycling. All of a sudden, it is all washed away.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333000 or online at crimestopperswa.com.au.