Increase in bicycle thefts from South Cambs villages
Reported in the Cambridge News back in July “The £1 million pound bike theft in Cambridge (….and that’s just in 1 year). Thieves stole more than 2,000 bicycles in Cambridge last year.
There is also a noticeable increase in reported thefts of bicycles from South Cambs villages.
7pm on 10/09 and 12.30 on 11/09 Chapmans close, Melbourn, gents cycle from the rear garden which has 6’ fencing and a gate which was locked at the side of the house. CF0403380916.
09/09/2016 17:00 Limes Rd, Hardwick, left push bike in their front garden unlocked, at the above time it was stolen.
7.50am and 4pm on 05/09 Highfields road, Caldecote unknown offender(s) cut padlock from Raleigh gents mountain bike from the cycle ring at the bus stop on High fields road. CF0395470916
31/08/2016 18:05hrs High Street, Harston, left his bike unattended and which was stolen shortly afterwards.
18:00 25/08/2016- 19:00 26/08/2016 Hines Lane, Comberton, a silver Krypt mountain bike with pink lettering, with a pink and white helmet attached, left insecure. CF0378970816 refers.
Police advice on cycle theft prevention: Always lock up your bike, wherever it is being left and use at least a good quality D-lock, although two locks are best – it makes it harder to steal as the thief needs different tools for each lock. Lock your bike to a cycle rack, in a busy area, that is well lit. Lock both wheels and the frame to a bike stand or other immoveable object and fill the lock with as much of the bike as possible. Security mark and register bikes with the unique ID at bikeregister.com or immobilise.com. Create a new contact in your mobile phone for your bike.Take a photo of your bike and add it to the new contact. Add the frame number.