Thieves stole a bike belonging to a 12-year-old boy.

The boy’s bicycle was stolen from outside the cemetery in Westfield Road, Harpenden, on April 6 at 6.35pm.

The bike is distinctive and has gold coloured handlebars and was believed to have been ridden down Hyde View Road.

PCSO Joshua Walton said: “The bike is a black and white Specialized Enduro mountain bike. I’d like to hear from anyone who thinks that they have seen it or been offered it for sale.

“I would also encourage anyone who has any other information about the theft to get in touch.

“If you can help, please call the non-emergency number 101 or email me at, quoting crime reference 41/31482/19.”

Information can also be reported online at or can be reported anonymously on 0800 555 111 or at

How to stop your bike being stolen:

  • Mark the frame of your bike with your postcode using a UV pen or other property marking initiative or ask your bike shop to do it
  • Register your bike on, a free online property database that police use to check stolen property
  • Never leave your bike unlocked
  • The best kind of lock is a quality solid steel D-shaped shackle lock
  • Always lock your bike to something solid, preferably in a public area.
  • If you have quick release wheels, take off the front wheel and lock it to the frame and back wheel.
  • If you have a pump or detachable lights take them with you
  • Make sure you have adequate insurance cover for your bike.