Posted on 23rd June 2015
Officers from the Derby East Section are appealing for information and encouraging cyclists to protect their property following recent thefts.
At around 11.30pm on Saturday, June 20, thieves stole a grey coloured Probike mountain bike from the garden of a property on Allen Street in Allenton, Derby.
Police are looking to speak to two girls and one boy who were seen in the area around the time of the incident. They were all described as white and aged around 16-years-old.
The boy was described as wearing a white cap; one of the girls had dark hair and wore ripped jeans and a dark coloured top, while the second girl was described as having blonde, highlighted curly hair. (CR/26027)
Sometime between 1am and 6am on Friday, June 19, a grey coloured Ammaco mountain bike was stolen from the garden of a property on Booth Street in Alvaston, Derby. (CR/25716/15)
A red and silver coloured Giant Boulder Sport bike and a BMX were also stolen from the garden of the property along Alwards Close in Alvaston. (CR/25969/15)
Following the incidents, Safer Neighbourhood officers are offering advice and are urging residents to report any suspicious activity to them on 101 or 999 in an emergency.
T/Sergeant Simon Hawley from the area's Safer Neighbourhood team said: "We are asking cycle owners to keep their bikes in a locked shed or outbuilding where possible. If that's not possible, then cyclists should lock the bikes to a substantial item in the garden to prevent them from being stolen by thieves."
Other crime prevention advice 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 incidents mentioned above is asked to contact police on 101, quoting the crime number above. Alternatively you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.