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Merida reports 133 bikes stolen from container at rest stop in England

Published May 17, 2022

FELIXSTOWE, England (BRAIN) — Merida Bikes reported the theft of 133 bikes on Thursday from a container at a Southampton port that was on its way to its logistics facility here.

The container locks were cut before more than half of the 210 bikes were stolen. Merida said its logistics partner instructs all drivers to park only at secure facilities. The theft occurred at Fleet Services lorry park (rest stop) on the M3 motorway that's equipped with CCTV and ANPR cameras.

Truck theft is a growing problem, according to Merida, with incidents of drivers being gassed in their cabs to render them unconscious. Merida said the driver was unharmed and cooperated fully with police.

Merida said this is its first theft in more than 20 years and posted the list of stolen bikes and serial numbers. Anyone aware of these bikes for sale should email

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