Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

They've Ruined Us; Thefts May Force Bike Shop to Shut

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

They've Ruined Us; Thefts May Force Bike Shop to Shut

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Byline: ANDY PASSANT

A MOTORBIKE shop could be on the road to ruin after determined thieves wreaked havoc.

Burglars left a trail of devastation after breaking in to Andy Metcalfe Motorcycles in Yearby, near Redcar.

The gang smashed holes in the roof and ceiling and also demolished a large part of the rear brick wall.

Once inside the gang wheeled away four trial bikes worth nearly pounds 10,000.

They also helped themselves to a haul of motorcycle clothing and gear worth thousands of pounds in the break-in, believed to have happened in the early hours of Friday.

Devastated owner Andy Metcalfe told the Gazette the burglary might even spell the end for the business, based in Fishpond Road.

Andy said: "They have wiped us out. It has ruined us. I am going to have to close down, I think."

The thieves left a trail of damage could run into thousands of pounds.

"They have taken parts of the roof off and have actually removed the brickwork from the rear of the property. …

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