Man's bike stolen while attending injured brother in ambulance

The bike was taken from the car park at Buzzard’s Nest, Glentress. Credit: Google Maps

Police are investigating after a man's bike was stolen while he attended his injured brother in an ambulance in the Scottish Borders.

The silver Whyte E-bike is valued at £5,100 and was taken from the car park at Buzzard’s Nest, Glentress Peebles, at around 7:40pm on Sunday.

Witnesses saw a man removing the bike from a rack on the back of a parked car, before cycling off on it. He was followed by a dark silver Transit van with red, white and blue lettering on the sides, possibly featuring an inverted triangle.

The first suspect is described as being in his mid-20s, 5ft 10ins tall, of slim build and was wearing grey jogging bottoms and a cycle helmet. The second suspect is described as being in his early 20s, of slim build and was wearing cycling gear.


The stolen bike is worth more than £5k. Credit: Police Scotland

Constable Barry Taylor, of Galashiels Police Station, said: "The victim’s brother had injured himself on his bike prior to the incident and the victim was attending to his brother in an ambulance when the theft took place.

"We would encourage anyone who may have seen the van in the area before or after the incident or has seen a bike matching description to get in touch.  

"Anyone with information that may assist with our enquiries can call 101, quoting reference number 3572 of 26 July, or can be reported anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”