Bags of O’Neal and Electric mountain bike kit have been stolen from a van belonging to UK distributors FLi.
Some of the products aren’t yet for sale in the UK, so they should be easy to spot if you come across them or are offered them for sale.
Colin Williams of FLi Distribution told us: “I’d just parked the van outside my girlfriend’s flat in the centre of Manchester, under a streetlight, with CCTV watching it. I thought it would be okay – how wrong! When we returned the passenger window had been smashed.
“I’d hidden my sat nav, but the police reckoned the telltale circle on the window was enough for them to chance breaking into the van. So they found the bag of samples and also made off with a helmet before they were disturbed.
“Its so frustrating, because the police know who it was, because it was on CCTV, and they have witnesses, but the chances of getting our stuff back still seem slim.
“We’re hoping we’ll be lucky and someone will spot something on eBay or somewhere for sale, because a lot of this stuff is very rare and of no use to the guy who stole it. It’s a couple of grand’s worth of stuff, so it could have been a lot worse, but we’d still like to see this guy caught.”
The van was broken into on Friday 13 November. Please contact the police if you have any information.
Here’s the full list of clothing and other gear that was stolen:
- 1 x Electric Visual Sentinel wheelie bag. Only one in the UK.
Sentinel bag: sentinel bag FLi
- 1 x 2010 O’Neal Fury helmet, black and red, large. One of only two in the UK.
O’Neal helmet: O'Neal
- 1 x O’Neal Magnetic SAS Tec spine board. One of only three in the UK.
Magnetic sas tec spine board : magnetic sas tec spine board FLi
- 1 x Sinner SAStec knee pad. One only – not a pair. Not available in the UK.
Sinner kneepad: sinner kneepad O'Neal
- 1 x O’Neal 2010 Monster race jersey.
- 1 x O’Neal Dirt knee pad.
- 1 x O’Neal Pump Gun knee/shin pad set.
- 1 x 2010 Element glove set, black.
- 1 x 2010 Electric Visual EG2 goggle, Volt Lime.
- 1 x 2010 Electric Visual EGK goggle, Comic Script Kids.
- 1 x 2010 Electric Visual EG.5s goggle, B4BC.
- 1 x 2010 Electric Visual EG.5 goggle, Electro Shock.
- 1 x 2010 Electric Visual EG1 goggle, Kaleidoscope.
- 1 x 2010 Electric EG1s goggle, Tiger.