A large number of expensive bikes were stolen from two homes in Cobham earlier this month, police have said.

The high-value bikes, plus a "secltion of expensive wine", were stolen after burglars broke into two properties on Pine Walk in Cobham on the evening of July 4.

In the information appeal released by Surrey Police describing the crime, a spokesperson for the force offered further details of the first home targeted by the thieves.

"The occupants of the first house were on holiday and came home to find the garage had been forced open and thousands of pounds worth of items stolen, including several bottles of wine, golf equipment and bike accessories," the spokesperson said.

They also offered a list of items stolen from the first house, reproduced below:

  • Wahoo Kickr turbo trainer;
  • Boardman pro bike;
  • Grey Trek Marlin bike;
  • Black and yellow Genesis core bike;
  • Purple and white Sarasen Mantra bike;
  • Specialized Rockhopper bike.

The thieves were even more audacious in their raid on the second house — reportedly stealing a number of expensive items (see below) while the occupants were asleep in bed.

"The occupants of the second address were at home and woke up the following morning to find their garage and outbuilding had been broken into.

"Thieves made off with bike accessories and skateboarding equipment, as well as a number of bikes," the spokesperson said.

From the second house, the stolen items were:

  • Neon orange Stevens Whaka 2016 mountain bike;
  • Blue and white Merida Big nine 20 mountain bike;
  • Two dark grey Puch hybrid bikes;
  • Black, white and red Ghost 5100 cross lady touring bike;
  • Black and gold Giant TCR Advanced road racing bike;
  • Black, white and red Giant TCR Advanced road racing bike;
  • White and blue Cervelo R3 Ultegra road racing bike with yellow spokes;
  • Black and red Argou 18 trial bike.

Investigating officer PC Tommy Pearson said: "The thieves have escaped with a massive haul worth thousands of pounds after breaking into these two houses in Cobham.

"As well as leaving the occupants extremely distressed, they are also having to come to terms with the financial impact as well as the inconvenience of having to replace these items.

"We are carrying out a number of enquiries to identify who was responsible and if you can help us with any information, we would like to hear from you. Similarly, we would also like to hear from you if you have been offered any of these items for sale."

If you see these items or are offered them for sale, or you have any information which could assist the investigation, you can call Surrey Police on 101 (999 in an emergency), quoting reference number PR/45190070024.

You can also give information, 100 per cent anonymously, to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111; or through their anonymous online form: https://crimestoppers-uk.org/