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Rise in moped and motorbike thefts continue

Dear Resident,

Earlier in the month we wrote to you about an increase in motorbike and moped thefts in Cambridge.

This bike has been recovered and returned to it's owner after it was stolen in the city on 7 July.

Unfortunately the same can't be said for the 37 other mopes and motorbikes stolen between 1 and 23 July.

Thieves only need seconds to steal one so please think ‘lock, chain and cover’ at all times.

Use a disc lock to help secure the front brake disc.

Use a chain lock through the back wheel and where possible secure your bike, with the lock, to an immovable object like a ground anchor or street furniture.

Thieves often ‘shop’ for particular models. Using a cover instantly makes it less attractive to them.

There are other measures you can take including fitting an alarm, marking parts of the bike to make them difficult for criminals to sell on, keeping your bike in a garage or shed or in a well-lit area with CCTV.

Further information and advice is available here.

Kind Regards,

Cambridge city neighbourhood policing team

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