Rugby woman warning people ‘not to be trusting’ after her bike was stolen

Amanda Hartley
Amanda Hartley

A Rugby woman is warning people in the town to be vigilant after her bike was stolen by thieves.

Amanda Hartley’s bike was stolen from outside a friend’s house in St Peter’s Road on Tuesday last week.

Amanda, who lives in Kingsley Avenue, Hillmorton, said: “I was so gutted. I don’t know how anyone has the gall to do it. They just don’t care.”

Amanda was on her way home from work in the town centre and was dropping something off at a friend’s house.

She said: “I parked my bike outside the front door and was only in the house minutes.

“Then I came out and it was gone.”

The friend, who took a photo during the time Amanda was in the house, caught the suspected thief on camera taking the bike.

However the picture was fuzzy and the suspect was wearing a hooded top.

The white mountain bike, which wasn’t locked up, was a Raleigh Carolina with pink writing on it, a rack on the back, a lock and a water bottle.

Amanda said: “It’s heart-wrenching. I’d only had it for a few months and I’d just started riding it to work.

“It’s just before Christmas as well.

“I’m not insured as I didn’t lock it. So lessons have been learned and hindsight is a wonderful thing.

“To everyone reading this, however old keep your posessions safe and don’t be naive and trusting like me.”

Witnesses to the theft, which happened at around 5.30pm on October 22, can call police on 101.

Alternatively or Crimestoppers where information can be given anonyously on 0800 555111.