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David Martin from True Wheels Cycles in Mullumbimby has installed cameras to catch any further burglars. Photo Tree Faerie.

David Martin was pretty upset that his shop True Wheels Cycles was broken into on Saturday night. He got a call from the café next door on Sunday morning letting him know his front door had been forced in.

You can only imagine his dismay when after repairing the damage he arrived at the Mullumbimby business on Monday morning to see that thieves had come back and yet again forced the front door and taken more of his shop stock.

On Saturday thieves took an electric bicycle worth about $7,000. ‘We’re talking a nice bike,’ said Mr Matin. ‘We repaired the front door after we spoke to police on Sunday and then this morning my staff arrived to find the front door kicked in again and there were another three bikes missing.

‘I’m assuming it’s the same people. They didn’t take anything else, the didn’t touch the cash register or the computers. They chose good brands and high-end bikes. They chose really well and they took absolutely nothing else.’

Mr Martin, who has been in the current premises since 2008, says the total amount of the stolen bicycles is about $20,000. ‘The police have been very helpful,’ he said. ‘They have taken fingerprints and DNA samples. Fortunately the business is insured.’

Needless to say security cameras were installed on Monday so a third break-in will end in court.

Anyone with any information is urged to call Crimestoppers on Call 1800 333 000.

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  1. Trouble is nothing happening to those caught. I was a retailer some 30 years ago in Adelaide and got ram raided 4 times over 20 months, young guys finally caught, all on good behaviour bonds, most re offended.
    My insurance went from $4 k to over $20 k a year, and had huge trouble finding an insurer. Its the retailer that is punished.


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