Posted on 17th November 2016
Officers from the Stanton, Youlgreave and White Peak Villages Safer Neighbourhood Team are appealing for information after a mountain bike was stolen in Crowdecote.
Sometime between 12noon on Monday, November 7 and 12.30pm on Wednesday, November 7, thieves removed the lock from a shed along Tagg Lane in Crowdecote and made off with a Specialized mountain bike.
The Specialized StumpJumper was black in colour with a red seat clamp and bottle holder.
Officers investigating the theft have now released a photograph in the hope of tracing the bike and returning it to its rightful owner.
PCSO Anthony Boswell from the area’s policing team said: “We are urging anyone with information about the theft to contact us so that we can return the bike to its rightful owner.
“I would also like to take this opportunity to encourage cyclists to think about their own security. This includes ensuring that sheds, garages and outbuildings are properly secure and that bikes are secured with a quality lock and marked with a security fluid such as SmartWater.”
Other top tips on boosting shed and garden security include:
- Fit a good quality lock to secure your shed, garage or outbuilding and make sure that it is appropriate to the strength of the door and frame;
- Consider purchasing a shed alarm to help to deter a thief and secure any bikes with a quality chain even if they are inside the shed or garage;
- Ensure that valuables are kept out of view from passers-by and consider covering your windows from the inside to prevent thieves from taking a look;
- Mark all valuables with a property marking system such as SmartWater as this makes your belongings much less attractive to thieves as they realise that the goods can easily be identified as stolen and traced back to the original owner.
Anyone with information about the theft is asked to contact PCSO Anthony Boswell on 101 quoting occurrence number 16000361046, or by sending him a message here
Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
To register your bike visit a national property register such as www.bikeregister.com or www.immobilise.com