POLICE want to speak to this man after a bike was stolen.

The padlock securing the blue Mongoose mountain bike to a post in Lewes Road, at the junction with Melbourne Street, Brighton, was broken.

The crime is thought to have happened some time between Monday, August 21, and Tuesday, August 22.

This week the police released a CCTV image of a man they want to speak to in connection with the crime.

Anyone who witnessed the theft or recognise this man should call police on 101 quoting 940 of 23/08.