Police are investigating following a series of brazen thefts from bicycles stores across metropolitan Melbourne and Geelong, Victoria Police say.
Investigators have identified seven incidents that are believed to be linked where bicycles have been stolen between 28 October and 6 November.
On each occasion a man attends the store, removes a bicycle and flees in a waiting white Mazda ute driven by an accomplice.
The linked incidents include thefts at:
• City Rd, South Melbourne on 27 October,
• Old Geelong Rd, Hoppers Crossing on 28 October,
• Lygon St, Brunswick East on 30 October,
• Keilor Park Dr, Keilor Park on 31 October,
• Racecourse Rd, Flemington on 1 November – attempted theft only,
• Attercliffe Ave, Pascoe Vale on 1 November, and
• Marshalltown Rd, Grovedale on 6 November.
Police have release CCTV images of two men they believe can assist with enquiries.
The first man is perceived to be either Middle Eastern or Pacific Islander in appearance, about 185cm tall, with a pot belly.
He is often wearing an orange high visibility top, a hat and sunglasses.
The second man was aged about 30 to 40-years-old, with an olive complexion and a solid build.
Anyone who recognises the males or men information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers.