Police are tonight investigating two separate thefts that occurred in the West End this week – both involving the theft of cycles.

A report was made soon after 4.15pm on Tuesday regarding a theft from the back of a rental auxiliary cycle.

A Canadian national told officers that the back of their scooter was bumped by a black motorcycle, while they were riding along Somerset Road in Sandys with another Canadian visitor as a pillion passenger.

Two people were reported to be on the second vehicle, both were wearing helmet with dark visors.

According to the report, they took a black-and-purple knapsack from the basket of the rental scooter, which contained cash and electronic devices, before making good their escape.

Police were also called to Sandys at about 10pm on Tuesday to a report of another motorcycle theft from Middle Road, where a female resident told officers that the incident occurred when her helmet fell off.

A police spokesman said she was travelling east when she “parked the bike in the bus lay-by along Middle Road near the junction with George’s Bay Road, Sandys, and went to retrieve her helmet”.

“As she did so, an unknown male who was standing in the bus lay-by, proceeded to get on to the motorcycle and rode off in a westerly direction.”

The suspect was described as being 5ft 7in, with a dark complexion and wore black clothing and a black helmet.

The stolen motorcycle was said to be a black Sym HD 125 with the licence plate CN448.

Inquiries into both incidents continue and anyone with information was urged to call the main police number, 295-0011.