Police Warning After Wisbech Bike Thefts
By MoonRambler | Wednesday, September 19, 2012, 15:09
Police are urging cyclists to take security precautions when leaving their bikes following a spate of thefts. Since August 29, there have been 15 bikes stolen in Fenland towns, including Wisbech, March, Whittlesey and Chatteris.
Police warning after bike thefts
Over the weekend, two were stolen from outside Ingleberry caravan site in Osborne Road, Wisbech; two from the front garden of a home in Southwell Road, Wisbech; and another from a shed at a home in Dartford Road, March.
Many of the bikes stolen were left unsecured outside shops or in gardens.
Crime reduction officer Julie Hanrahan said: "It only takes a few minutes for a bike to be ridden away by a thief so my message would be, 'If you value it, lock it, don't lose it'.
"More than half of all bicycle thefts take place at the owner's property. Simple crime prevention methods can lessen the chance of having a bicycle stolen.
"It may seem like there are lots of things to think about when locking a bike but once you get into the habit you will be able to lock your bike within seconds and it will be well worth the trouble."