Motorbike Theft - Please read and share

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Good Morning,

There have been two incidents in the Vicars Cross area whereby two motorbikes have been stolen.

Here are some tips to make your bike more secure:

•Use an additional form of security such as a good lock and chain, brake disc lock and a good alarm and immobiliser system.

•Consider fitting a paging alarm that alerts by SMS you when your bike is under attack. Using a talking alarm instead of sirens is also effective in discouraging thieves, as is installing a GPS tracking system.

•Don't leave your bike on show. If you have a garage at home, then get into the habit of using it and make sure your garage is securely locked and alarmed.

•Don't leave your bike keys in an easy to find place in the house.

•When you do have to park in public, choose a street or area that is well lit, where your bike can be seen and where you can lock your bike to a grounded anchor. Carry a bike cover which covers the whole bike.

•Mark your bike. These improve the chances of your bike being returned to you and can help the police make a successful prosecution. Make sure you use a secure marking system that is approved by the motorbike insurance provider that you choose.

•Brake disc locks may deter opportunists and joy riders, but professional thieves are simply going to pick the bike up and put it in the back of a van within a few seconds. A ‘U’ lock attached to a grounded anchor is a safer option and will take more effort to break.

Please report anything suspicious to 101 or in an emergency 999.

Regards,

PCSO Beth George
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Beth George (Police, Great Boughton PCSO, Chester LPU)

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