Family's Plea after Bike Raiders Strike; THEFT: Heartless Criminals Cause Upset after Taking Bicycles from Home

Coventry Evening Telegraph (England), November 28, 2008 | Go to article overview

Family's Plea after Bike Raiders Strike; THEFT: Heartless Criminals Cause Upset after Taking Bicycles from Home


Byline: By Cara Simpson

A FAMILY from Coventry is distraught after thieves raided their home and took all their bikes.

They belonged to Angela and Dean Richards, of Woodway Close, Woodway Park, and their five children - Jordon, 15, Macauleigh, 13, Marcus, 12, Lauren, 10, and Millie, eight.

The bikes, which they bought a year ago, were taken from their garage at about 4am on Tuesday.

Angela, 34, says she was woken by a crashing sound downstairs which continued for about 15 minutes.

She said: "At first I thought they were in the living room, but I didn't want to wake Dean because I knew he'd want to confront them straight away and I didn't know whether they'd have a knife.

"I thought they'd come for the telly or something and I'd rather lose that then risk him being hurt.

"It sounded like there was a large group of them and I was surprised by how loud and blatant they were being."

Angela woke Dean, 34, a Jaguar worker, when they had gone, but he found no sign of a disturbance after checking the living room and kitchen.

It wasn't until 7am, when their eldest Jordon went to get his bike for the morning paper round, that the extent of the theft had been discovered. …

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