Posted on 19th August 2014
Police in Ashbourne are appealing for information and encouraging home owners to protect their property following bike thefts in the area.
A recent incident took place overnight between Sunday, August 10 and Monday, August 11 at a property on Old Derby Road in Ashbourne.
Offenders gained entry to the rear garden of the property and stole a blue and white coloured Vitesse pedal bike from within.
Officers from the Ashbourne Safer Neighbourhood Team are carrying out patrols in the area and are urging residents to report any suspicious activity to them on 101 or 999 in an emergency.
The policing team will be speaking to homeowners about the steps that they can take to increase their home security and prevent themselves from becoming a victim of crime.
This includes ensuring that any outbuildings, sheds or garages are properly secure and that all valuable items are kept out of view.
Cyclists are also being advised to consider purchasing a top quality lock and to never leave their bike unattended and insecure in poorly lit areas.
Anyone with any information about the incident is asked to contact PC Darrian Fearn on 101, the non-emergency number for Derbyshire police.
To report a crime anonymously call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.