This is the moment a thief took a bike in a crowded shopping street in York city centre.
CCTV film shows a figure take mere seconds to cut the lock from the Carrera Vengeance electric bike, which is grey with red stripes.
It was taken from cycle parking near the former post office on Lendal.
The man then rides off through Saturday afternoon shoppers.
Police have shared the video, which was recorded at 2.45pm on Saturday 14 August.
Officers ask anyone who recognise the man in the video to contact them – details below.
PC Jamie Gibson said: “The victim has secured their bike to a cycle rack with a lock, however the lock is cut and the bike is stolen within seconds.
“The CCTV footage demonstrate how thieves can quickly steal a cycle which has a cheap or poor lock. To help deter opportunistic criminals, we strongly recommend using an approved locking device.”
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