Police are warning residents to be aware after several thefts from homes and sheds in Kirkby.
A bike was stolen from a home on Park Street, Kirkby. The silver Claud Butler hybrid bike - worth around £400 - was taken at the weekend.
The owner used the bike to commute to work and is now having to walk.
Anyone with information about the theft is asked to contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Police urged residents to make sure expensive items are secured and not left in view where opportunist thieves could take advantage.