Shoes signed by Usain Bolt worth £20,000 stolen

16:27 06 May 2014

Usain Bolt celebrates winning gold in the men

Usain Bolt celebrates winning gold in the men's 100m final on the ninth day of the London 2012 Olympics. (Photo by Stephen Pond/PA Wire)

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A pair of running shoes signed by Olympic champion Usain Bolt and valued at around £20,000 have been stolen from Croydon.

The stolen signed shoes. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)The stolen signed shoes. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

The orange Puma shoes were signed and framed with a photo of Bolt after he set the new 100m world record in 2009. They were auctioned off during a sporting memorabilia sale at Sotheby’s in November 2012.

Since reports of the burglary broke, Usain Bolt tweeted: “I know u love me..but please why u had to go stealing that signed Usain Bolt spikes in Croydon, England..I know u going to return it. Right?”

He then tweeted a photo of himself signing a new pair of shoes to send to London as a replacement.

The burglary occurred between 10.30pm on Saturday April 26 and 5.45am on Monday April 28 at a commercial premises in Gloucester Road, Croydon.

Usain Bolt signing copies of his autobiography at Selfridges in 2013. (Photo by Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images)Usain Bolt signing copies of his autobiography at Selfridges in 2013. (Photo by Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images)

Police are appealing for anyone who saw anything suspicious, or who knows the whereabouts of the item, or has been offered it to purchase to contact DC Sheree Yates at the Croydon CID on 0203 276 2287 or to call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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