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A SUSPECTED cycle thief has been caught on CCTV camera in Boroughbridge.

North Yorkshire Police have released images from the camera as they appeal for help in identifying him.

A spokesman said that at around 1.50pm on Saturday , a 15-year-old boy who had saved up for a long time to buy a Specialized mountain bikethe bike left it outside Pybus Newsagents on the High Street.

"The suspect who took the bike was seen getting out of the passenger side of a silver Vauxhall Vectra which had pulled up nearby," he said.

"He took the cycle and rode off along the pavement, down an alleyway on Fishergate where he was joined by the driver of the Vectra.

"The pair were then seen to exit the alleyway and drive off in the Vectra towards the canal roundabout.

"The suspect who took the bike is described as white, of thin build and had a thin face with stubble. He was wearing a baggy, white, polo style t-shirt, dark tracksuit bottoms and a white or cream beanie hat with a logo on the front."

He said the 15-year-old was 'very upset' by the theft. Anyone who can help police should call 101 or email information to neil.roworth@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk