POLICE have released an image of a man suspected of stealing a bicycle in Hove as officers try to track him down.

The bike was taken from outside the owner’s home in Radinden Manor Road, Hove. on September 2.

Sussex Police investigating the matter reviewed CCTV of the area at the time of the crime and spotted the pictured man “calmly” riding the bike away from the scene.

“He may not be so calm when there is a knock on his door.” a force spokesman said.

Officers are urging anyone with information on the identity or whereabouts of the man to report this to police online or call 101, quoting serial 1542 of 02/09.

The spokesman said: “This suspected Hove cycle thief may be in for a surprise visit once people recognise him.”