A MAN had his bike stolen while he was attending to his injured brother at the weekend.

The silver Whyte E-bike 150S was taken from the car park at Buzzard’s Nest, Glentress at around 7.40pm on Sunday.

At the time of the theft, the victim was in an ambulance with his brother, who had injured himself cycling.

Police say a man was seen removing the bike from a rack on the back of a parked car before cycling off on it.

He was followed by a dark silver Transit van with red, white and blue lettering on the sides – possibly featuring an inverted triangle.

The first suspect is described as being in his mid-20s, 5ft 10ins tall, of slim build and was wearing grey jogging bottoms and a cycling helmet.

The second suspect is described as being in his early 20s, of slim build and was wearing cycling gear.

Constable Barry Taylor, of Galashiels Police Station, said: "The victim’s brother had injured himself on his bike prior to the incident and the victim was attending to his brother in an ambulance when the theft took place.

"We would encourage anyone who may have seen the van in the area before or after the incident or has seen a bike matching description to get in touch.

"Anyone with information that may assist with our enquiries can call 101, quoting reference number 3572 of July 26, or can be reported anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”