Page last updated at 08:45 GMT, Tuesday, 12 May 2009 09:45 UK

Thieves steal motorbike jackets

A shop owner has been "devastated" by the theft of motorcycling jackets worth thousands of pounds, police have said.

The specialist motorcycle clothing and accessories business in Kingston Road, Leatherhead, was burgled by three people at about 2215 BST on Thursday.

Some 50 jackets valued at between £200 and £500 each were taken.

Officers from Surrey Police have begun monitoring internet auction sites and have urged bikers who are offered cheap motorcycle clothing to contact them.

Det Con Ian Moody said: "I am appealing to members of the motorcycling community to come forward with the information we need in order to arrest those responsible for this offence.

"The retailer has spent many years building up his business and this incident has devastated him."

The three suspects were described as white men, in their late 20s, one was wearing a balaclava.

They escaped in a white Ford Transit van driven by a fourth man described as white and of large build.



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