THIEVES have forced their way into a shop and stolen three high-value mountain bikes.

Police say the burglary took place at Sutton Bank bikes, which is located at the Sutton Bank visitor centre, on the A170 between Thirsk and Helmsley, between 4.30pm and 8.45pm on Sunday, January 7.

The offenders forced entry in to the shop and took a Santa Cruz Bronson in olive green, a black Santa Cruz 5010, and a teal-coloured Juliana Furtado C.

Police are appealing for witnesses. Anyone with information should phone 101, select option two and ask for Mark Atkinson. You can also email

If you wish to remain anonymous, you can pass information to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Please quote the North Yorkshire Police reference number 12180004067.