Police are appealing for information to trace a distinctive bicycle that was stolen from a shop's Tour de France window display .
The Pinarello Dogma F8, worth £12,000, was stolen from a display in the window of the Paul Smith shop, in King Edward Street in Leeds city centre shortly after 11am on Friday, July 4.
Patrick Chapman, aged 37, of Lowtown, Pudsey, was arrested on Saturday and charged with theft of the bike and possession of cannabis. He admitted the offences at Bradford and Keighley Magistrates' Court yesterday and was remanded in custody until a further hearing today.
PC John Carter, of Leeds District Neighbourhood Investigations, said: "The stolen bike is a black Pinarello Dogma F8 that is an exact replica of the Team Sky bikes ridden in the Tour de France and has the Sky logo on it. It is made of carbon fibre and worth about £12,000 and was one of two bikes bought by the shop as display items.
"It is very distinctive and we would like to hear from anyone who has been offered a bike like this for sale or knows its current whereabouts. Bikes of this technical specification and high cost are relatively rare and are generally only used by serious cyclists so it will stand out."
Anyone with information is asked to contact PC 1024 Carter at Elland Road via 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.