Sports equipment worth hundreds of pounds and bikes were stolen following three burglaries earlier this month.

The incidents took place at a property off High Street, Rickmansworth, where a communal garage was broken into several times.

The first victim had returned home on Wednesday, September 4 to find multiple items missing from the garage, including two grey mountain bicycles.

Over the course of the next five days, more items were stolen, including sports equipment worth over £500 and a FROG branded children’s bicycle.

Police believe the suspect(s) had gained access to the garage through use of a stolen fob needed to access it, as there were no signs of damage or forced entry.

Officers investigating the burglaries are appealing for witnesses who may have any information.

PCSO Alan Waller, from the Safer Neighbourhood Team, said: “If you were in the area between Wednesday 4 September and Monday 9 September and believe that you saw any suspicious activity, or believe that you witnessed the incident taking place, please get in touch.”

“I would also like to ask the public to keep an eye out for the children’s bike as it is quite distinctive. Please let us know if you believe you have been offered it for sale, or have found it abandoned. We are in possession of the serial number so we would very much like to reunite it with its rightful owner.”

Information can be reported online at, or call 101, quoting crime reference 41/75640/19.

Or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800555111.

Anyone can register your valuables on the Immobilise website here, which improves chances of getting them back if they are lost or stolen.