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Information appeal and security reminder following motorbike thefts

Posted on 30th April 2014

Police are appealing for information and reminding motorcycle owners to make sure their bike is secure following recent thefts in north Derbyshire.

Sometime overnight between 9pm on Monday, April 28 and 7am on Tuesday, April 29 a motorbike was stolen from the back garden of a home on Weston Street, Heanor.

A Yamaha bike was stolen from the street outside a house on Lansbury Road, Eckington between 7pm on Friday, April 25 and 7.20am on Saturday, April 26.

Overnight between 10pm on Tuesday, April 22 and 7.15am on Wednesday, April 23 a red Lifan motorbike was stolen from outside an address on Welbeck Street, Whitwell.

Officers are carrying out enquiries into the incidents and motorcycle owners are reminded to make sure that vehicles are left secure.

It is advised that motorbikes are fitted with immobilisers and steering and wheel locks should be used if the bike is left unattended for any length of time.

Where possible, bikes should be stored in a locked garage overnight and the use of a ground anchor is recommended.

If you bike cannot be stored in a garage it should be kept covered.

You should also mark the main parts of the bike with the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN), registration number or some other unique identifying number.

Anyone with information about the thefts should contact Derbyshire police on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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