OFFICERS investigating the theft of a bicycle in Christchurch have issued a CCTV image of the suspect.

The black Peugeot mountain bike was stolen from outside an address in Purewell at around 6.15pm on Thursday May 20. 

The image issued by the police shows a man wearing a black coast, trousers and black shoes.

Police are urging anyone who may have any information connected to the incident to come forward.

Police Community Support Investigator Steve Willis, of East Dorset police, said: “We have been investigating this theft and have obtained a CCTV image of the suspect.

“I would urge anyone with information as to his identity to please come forward.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at, via email or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55210080231.

Alternatively, to stay 100 per cent anonymous, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers online at or call freephone 0800 555 111.