Spate of bike thefts in St Albans

PUBLISHED: 16:10 03 September 2014 | UPDATED: 16:10 03 September 2014

Police are warning of bike thefts in St Albans after 31 were stolen in the past three months

Police are warning of bike thefts in St Albans after 31 were stolen in the past three months

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Police are warning residents after a spate of bicycle thefts in the St Albans district, as 31 were stolen in the last three months.

Most recently on Friday, August 29, a man’s Specialized black mountain bike was stolen from a garden in Leyland Avenue between 7.30pm and 8.30pm.

While on Wednesday August 27, a silver boys BMX bike was stolen from Verulanium Park between 4pm and 4.15pm.

St Albans Neighbourhood Sergeant Ann-Marie Owen said: “There is no particular pattern or trend, the thefts are occurring all over the district with expensive, insecure bikes mostly being targeted.

“Bicycles are being taken out of gardens and we would ask people to keep their bikes well out of sight at home, in a secure garage or shed or even inside.

“If you are using a ‘D lock’, make sure you attach it to the bike high up on the frame as we have had cases where the locks are being smashed open on the ground.”

Anyone with any information about the thefts is asked to contact police on the non-emergency number 101.


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