THIEVES broke into garages and stole two bikes worth nearly £3,000.

In Stoke Heights, Fair Oak, the thieves took a Cannondale 6 racing bike, worth £1,800, with red and white tape on the handlebars and a white saddle.

This happened between 8pm on Tuesday and 8am on Wednesday.

On the same night, thieves got into a garage in nearby Olympic Way and took a black Cube mountain bike, worth £900, that had been bought only a week ago.