Motorbike thefts

Alert message sent 09/11/2020 11:29:00

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Dear Residents,

We hope that you are all keeping safe. Thank you to everyone for adhering to the current guidance & legislation.

Motorcycle theft is a crime on the rise, especially the theft of scooters & mopeds due to the fact they can be stolen in seconds. Motorcycles are commonly stolen by thieves and broken down into parts, this is why fitting security devices can help stop thieves from stealing your motorbike.

If you are the owner of a Motorcycle, Motor Scooter or Moped please Safety tips to keep your motorbike or moped safe:
  • Remove the keys.
  • Lock your bike.
  • Never rely on just using your steering lock to secure your bike.
  • Fitting an alarm can be a deterrent to thieves.
  • Using a disc lock helps to secure the front brake disc to physically stop it from being wheeled away.
  • Use a grip lock to secure the brake and throttle controls. Sold Secure approved.
  • Use a cover just doing this can mean thieves don’t ‘see’ it. Thieves often ‘shop’ for particular bike models, so using a bike cover instantly makes it less attractive to them, as they can’t see if it’s the model they are interested in. A cover also provides another time-consuming obstacle for the thief.
  • Property mark the parts.
  • When at home the best place to keep your motorbike, moped or scooter is in your garage or shed. Fit a garage door defender or upgrade garage door locks.
  • Garage and shed alarms as well as low level dusk to dawn lighting will also enhance security. Fitting a ground anchor also provides extra security.
Many that are stolen are never recovered. Some are used in crime or broken down for parts.
If your bike is stolen - Never put yourself at risk.

Don’t make it easy for thieves

For more crime prevention advice please contact your local Safer Neighbourhood Team using the follow methods:
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Mark Cox (Police, PCSO Supervisor, Derby East)

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