A WARNING has been issued after a bike was stolen from a locked shed in Cirencester.

Thieves forced the padlock of a shed in Coxwell Street, Cirencester and stole a white Principia road bike between 4pm on Saturday, January 6 and 7am on Sunday, January 7. 

The bike has racing handlebars, a carbon frame, 12 gears and a bike computer.

Police officers have asked anyone who has any information about this incident to get in contact.

Information can be provided to the police by completing an online form on Gloucestershire police's website quoting incident number 74 of January 8.

Officers have also urged residents to lock their bikes and to keep them safe in a locked shed/garage.

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The information comes from a community alert - police are unable to accept reports of crime through Neighbourhood Alerts.