ELECTRIC BIKES valued at more than £11,000 have been stolen from a Dunfermline home.

The two top-of-the-line e-bikes were taken from the garage of Calum McKinley and his partner, Tyler Kirkham, in Pitcorthie Drive on Friday.

Calum told the Press: "It's not as if it's been an opportunist, it's been planned. They've known that we have these bikes, whether it's been someone who knows us or someone who has seen us out on the bikes and followed us back to the house.

"Both bikes accumulate to over £11,000 so its quite a hard one to swallow at the minute."

Calum and Tyler went to bed at around 10.30pm on Friday night, there were no disturbances throughout the night but when the couple woke in the morning, they discovered that their garage door was wide open.

He continued: "My partner went down to make a cup of tea and, from the kitchen window, she could see our garage and the door was wide open. She shouted up to me, 'Calum the garage door is open!' so she ran out of the front door and I ran down and out into the garden.

"We could see before we even got to the garage door that the two e-bikes were gone."

Calum has praised the work of the police, commending their quick response time and detailed investigation.

"What they found was the garage door, which had a normal lock on it, was broken. As an extra measure, I had put a floor anchor that was bolted into the concrete at the front of the garage and that had a padlock on it," he said.

"The padlock had been completely broken off with what we assume was bolt-cutters and the bikes were also chained to the metal framing of the garage with a big padlock, that was also broken and was lying in the middle of the garage floor."

After taking as many precautions as they could, Calum's "heart is breaking" for Tyler, who is working back shifts while she attends university full-time.

He added: "She's a student nurse at university so she doesn't earn a lot of money. She's going to university Monday to Friday and then doing back shifts, getting in at 1am then going to university in the morning. She's absolutely shattered with it so for somebody to do this to us, I especially feel for her.

"To know that somebody has watched you and planned it, it feels like a personal attack. To know that somebody can be that quiet and that invasive to your home and your personal property, it really makes you think."

The bikes, a Nukeproof Megawatt electric bike, size XXL in yellow and a Specialized Turbo Levo electric bike, size S3 in black and purple, have been reported as stolen.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “On Saturday, 24 September, 2022, we received a report that a garage had been broken into in Pitcorthie Drive in Dunfermline. Two bikes were stolen and enquiries are ongoing to trace them and those responsible. Anyone with any information should contact Police Scotland on 101, quoting 0790 of 24 September, 2022.”

In the hopes of getting back their bikes, Calum is offering a £1,000 reward for their return. Anyone with information should contact Tyler through Facebook.

Calum added: "It may not mean anything to you, with it being a bike, but if you woke up in the morning and you found £11,000 had been taken from your bank account, imagine how you would feel."