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Cycle Thefts in Bracknell area

Alert message sent 06/09/2017 11:54:00

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There have been several reported thefts of cycles from across bracknell during the last week, with the thieves targeting bike shelters at the Leisure Centre, local supermarkets and at private apartment blocks. CCTV recordings and witness accounts confirm that the thieves are equiped with bolt croppers that they use to cut the cycle lock chains. Thefts have occurred in broad daylight in reasonably busy areas as well as in the middle of the night. The thieves are not fussy with how expensive the bike is, its colour or whether its a gents or ladies model, they appear to simply attack bikesthat were only secured with a weak lock or chain.

To prevent your bike been targeted,
  • Secure it to a solid post with a decent cycle lock, preferably a solid "D" lock plus a robust cable threaded through both wheels.
  • Remove quick release front wheel and padlock to the frame ( thieves want to be able to make a quick get away rather than having to rebuild a bike before they can ride off)
  • Remove the saddle if it is quick release.
  • Have your bike's details registered.
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Jon Morris (Police, Administrator, Bracknell)

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