Thieves smash through shop wall in Blackpool to steal motorbikes worth £17,500

Thieves smashed through a brick shop wall in Blackpool overnight where they stole motocross bikes worth £17,500.

Wednesday, 3rd March 2021, 1:02 pm
Updated Wednesday, 3rd March 2021, 1:22 pm

Four bikes were taken from Blackpool MX in Stanmore Avenue, off Common Edge Road, after burglars broke through a three-layer brick wall at 3.30am (Wednesday, March 3).

Pictures from inside the shop show a gaping hole in the wall where burglars have forced their way through from the outside.

The MX shop has also shared CCTV footage of the hooded thieves feeding the bikes through the hole in the shop wall before making their getaway.

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Four bikes - worth thousands - were fed through the hole by the thieves who smashed through three layers of brick to gain entry
Four bikes - worth thousands - were fed through the hole by the thieves who smashed through three layers of brick to gain entry

You can watch the shocking footage in our video player at the top of this story.

The four bikes - worth a combined total of £17,500 - had recently been listed for sale on the company's Facebook page.

The owner has offered a £5,000 reward for information that might lead to the recovery of the bikes.

The stolen bikes (pictured) are:

The thieves forced their way into the shop by smashing a huge hole in the brick wall at 3.30am (Wednesday, March 3)

- Husqvarna FC 450 2020 (with only 11 hours use) - £5,895

- Husqvarna FC 450 2020 (with only 20 hours use) - £5850

- 2 x KTM 85sx 2018 small wheel - £2,895 each

A police spokesman said: "We were called at around 9am today (Wednesday, February 3) to reports of a burglary at a premises on Stanmore Avenue, Blackpool.

Thieves smashed through a three-layer brick wall to force entry into the bike shop

"Enquiries are ongoing and no arrests have been made as yet.

"Anybody with information should call 101, quoting log 258 of March 3."

The thieves have been caught on CCTV feeding the bikes through a hole smashed through the shop wall at 3.30am this morning (Wednesday, March 3)
Husqvarna FC 450 2020 (with only 11 hours use) - £5,895 - practice bike used by Apico team rider Stuart Edmonds
KTM 85sx 2018 small wheel - £2,895
Husqvarna FC 450 2020 (with only 11 hours use) - £5,895 - race bike used by Apico team rider Stuart Edmonds
KTM 85sx 2018 small wheel - £2,895