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Watch: Brazen bike thefts caught on camera

CCTV footage has been released of a series of brazen thefts from bicycle stores across Melbourne and Geelong.

All up, police have identified seven incidents across the Melbourne Cup period — all believed to be linked — where offenders simply walked in and ran away with bikes.

In one incident, caught on camera, the owner ran after the thief and pulled the bike from his ute tray.

Click PLAY watch the footage with Ross and John

Police have release CCTV images of two men they believe can assist with enquiries.

The first man is perceived to be either Middle Eastern or Pacific Islander in appearance, about 185cm tall, with a pot belly.

He is often wearing an orange high visibility top, a hat and sunglasses.

The second man was aged about 30 to 40-years-old, with an olive complexion and a solid build.

Anyone who recognises the males or men information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential report online at