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Curbing bike thefts

The States of Jersey Police are warning islanders to lock up their bikes securely following a number of thefts over recent weeks.
 
Officers are increasing their efforts to deal with thefts following 23 incidents in the first two months of the year.
 
In more than half of those thefts the bike was in town and locked.
Officers are investigating these crimes but are asking for support from the public.
 
The advice is “
 Lock your bike using a substantial lock
 Leave it in an area which has good CCTV
 If your bike has detachable parts then either take that part with you or secure it
 Record your serial number and record your details on immobilise.com
 Do not leave your bike unattended for long periods of time i.e. over a weekend
 
Acting Detective Inspector Craig Jackson said: "Rest assured we are investigating each of these thefts but we need bike owners to help. Often people don't know the vital details of their bike which we would need to recover them and that makes catching the thieves more difficult.
 
"By following our simple advice we can stop people becoming victims of this crime.
 
"And for those who are not currently locking their bikes please take the time to do this and not make life easy for thieves.
 
Anyone with further details of who is committing these crimes is asked to contact police on 612612 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
 

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