Protect your property

Alert message sent 19/02/2021 08:41:00

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According to national statistics, over 88,000 pedal bikes were stolen in England and Wales between 2019 and 2020.

Our location encompasses some great areas to explore whilst cycling, therefore a high amount of residents have cycle bikes. We are very lucky to have such a great landscape on our doorstep but unfortunately criminals can target the location due to this.

It is important to take steps to protect your property as best you can. Here are some top tips:

- Ensure you keep your bicycle in a safe place with an efficient lock. Double lock your bike if possible. There are some recommendations for locks on www.cyclist.co.uk

- Consider high security for where you keep your pedal bike - good quality CCTV, shed alarms, window alarms and door locks (to name a few)

- Register your bike on the national database (www.bikeregister.com)

- Get your bike security marked. It’s a highly effective, visible deterrent to bike thieves.

- Take images of your bike and make a note of the exact model, frame number, size and colour.

- Insure your bike - bikes are often worth a high amount of money therefore should be insured correctly.

- Remember that if you have roof racks on your car, it indicates to criminals that there are pedal bikes in your property. Consider removing bike racks when not in use.

- Protect your data - review your privacy settings on apps. These apps track your GPS and often cyclist start there tracks from home (eg Strava). This indicates who has bicycles in the local area, pinpointed to exact locations.

Ultimately make it difficult for anyone to access your pedal bikes. For further information on how to prevent theft of bicycles please look on www.Derbyshire.police.uk/cp/crime-prevention/theft-of-a-bicycle/how-safe-is-your-bike/

Police will be patrolling areas in the High Peak to deter these criminals and to help ensure the community is safe from bike thefts.

Please ensure you act fast if your bike has been stolen. You can report this numerous ways:

Non emergencies - call 101, report online at www.Derbyshire.police.uk or via the Derbyshire Constabulary Facebook page (not our SNT page as it is not monitored 24/7)
For immediate response (crimes in progress) always call 999.

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Karen Green (Police, Pcso, High Peak)

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