Officers are appealing for information following a spate of bike thefts in Diss.

The first incident took place at around 11.40am on Wednesday 19 October outside Diss Swim and Fitness Centre in Victoria Road when a blue Raleigh mountain bike was reported stolen from the bike racks.

The bike had been left secure with two cable locks – both had been cut and left at the scene. A white male is believed to have been seen acting suspiciously before cutting the locks. Another male is then believed to have ridden off on the bike.

At shortly after 12.15pm the same day an officer was dispatched to The Original Factory Shop again in Victoria Road where a white Raleigh hybrid road bike had been reported stolen. Again the bike had been left secure with a heavy duty cable bike lock.

Just before 12.20pm two males, with two bikes, are believed to have caught a train from Diss train station.

Both incidents took place during the day and officers would like to urge members of the public to be vigilant, consider the security of their cycle when leaving it in public and report suspicious activity.

Anyone with information relating to either incident or who believes they may know the identify of the two males is asked to contact PC Grahame Bartlett at Norfolk Constabulary on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or through their Anonymous Online Form at