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Bicycle Thefts

Alert message sent 31/07/2020 09:09:00

Information sent on behalf of Humberside Police

Crime Prevention Advice

There has been an increase in theft of pedal cycles within the ward area. Please take two minutes to read this crime prevention advice to assist in reducing your risk of having you bicycle stolen.

General Advice
 Lock the cycle to a fixed object to prevent it being carried off. Make sure the object can't be broken ie plastic drain pipe.
Use quality locks, graded on their security. Pay at least 10% of the value of the cycle for the lock with a £30 minimum.
Remove expensive fixtures from the bike if you are to leave it unattended & swap quick release fittings for standard ones. 
Lock the bikes parts to the frame using wire loops and security cables. These would include wheels and forks.
If leaving your bike unattended choose busy well populated cycle racks, where there are many passing potential witnesses.
Key Activities
 If you don’t need quick release accessories on your cycle change to standard Allen key fittings, to protect parts from theft.
Buying a secondhand cycle? Check the sellers story sounds plausible & they have the original buyers pack or receipts. Check the cycle isn't registered stolen for a small fee on Checkmend
Property mark the cycle frame & forks or record existing serial numbers on the FREE web site

Crime stoppers​ 
 If you are offered stolen property or you have information about any crime tell Crime stoppers. You don’t have to give your name or any details, but you will help your community. Click this link to go to the anonymous reporting web page
Crimestoppers phone number : 0800 555 111

Visit our website for crime prevention advice
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Nicholas Gibbs (Police,PC,Hainton Heneage)

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