Burglers raid shop just two weeks after opening

Hampshire-based Gabriel Cycles was ‘ransacked’ by thieves just two weeks after opening its doors for the first time.

Thieves stole the majority of valuable items on the premises in Widley, Waterlooville, including multiple Mondraker and DMR full-suspension bikes belonging to Garbiel Cycles’ customers.

A statement confirming the break-in was released on the shop’s Facebook page: “It was with real sadness that we found out Gabriel Cycles was broken into on Wednesday evening.

"The majority of valuable stock was taken including customers bikes that were in for repairs. The thieves took the hard drive for the camera, which means we have no way of looking back at footage from the night.

"Items taken were of considerable value but what is even more painful is the work and effort put into making the independent shop what it was, in only its second week of trading, was ruined in just one night.

A cash reward has been offered for any information leading to the arrest of those involved in the crime. Pictures of various high-value stolen items have been added to the shop’s page

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