Mountain bike stolen from van in Sunderland

The bike which was stolen from a van in West Mount, Sunderland.
The bike which was stolen from a van in West Mount, Sunderland.

A mountain bike was stolen from inside a van in a Sunderland street.

The theft happened between 2pm on Sunday, April 17 and 6.30am on Monday, April 18 in West Mount, High Barnes, just off Chester Road.

The van was locked when thieves broke in and stole the bike that was inside.

The distinctive bike is a bright yellow and black Lapierre Zesty 427AM double suspension mountain bike.

Its serial number is LP5311518.

Officers are carrying out enquiries and appealing for anyone with information about where the bike is to get in contact.

If anyone has been offered a similar bike for sale then police would like to hear from them.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Northumbria Police on 101 quoting reference 113 180416 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.