Trike wheeled off from garden after thieves smash off chain

Police are searching for the thieves who stole a trike similar to this one.
Police are searching for the thieves who stole a trike similar to this one.

A distinctive trike was stolen from a garden after thieves broke off a chain to wheel it away.

Police in Hartlepool are appealing for information after the battery-operated tricycle which was stolen from a garden in the Hilda Walk area of the town.

The chain securing the tricycle was smashed off in order to commit the theft.

It was taken between midnight and 8am on Friday.

It is similar to the trike pictured however the main colour is silver with blue detailing and has a basket to the rear.

If you have seen the trike or know anything which may help police with their enquiries please contact Pc 1106 Owen via the Cleveland Police non emergency number 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.