TWO mountain bikes worth over £8,000 have been stolen from a Peeblesshire home at the weekend.

The break-in and theft happened sometime between 6.45pm on Saturday and 12.10am on Sunday August 4 and 5 at an address in Carlops.

Police say that entry was forced to a garage and the two high-value mountain bikes were stolen from within.

Inquiries are ongoing to trace those responsible and recover the stolen bikes and anyone with information is asked to come forward.

The first bike is a red YT Capra CF Carbon with 27.5inch wheels, Maxxis tyres, 11 Scram gears, red HOPE bakes and a front mud-guard with 'Mud-Hugger' written in orange.

The second bike is an orange Trek Slash 9 with 27.5inch wheels, WTP tyre on the rear and Schwalbe on the front, 11 Scram gears, black bottle cage with RL in white writing and a front velcro/rubber mud guard with 'Rapid Race Product' written on it along with two white eyes.

Constable Nicola Robb from Peebles Police Station said: "The owner is extremely upset at the theft of these very valuable mountain bikes and we're appealing for anyone who can help us identify the culprits to contact police.

"In addition, anyone who is approached and offered the opportunity to buy a bike matching the descriptions of these ones should also contact police immediately."

Those with information can contact Peebles Police Station via 101 and quote incident number 407 of August 5. Alternatively, an anonymous report can be made to the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.