Police Concerned About Thefts From Bikes

bikesScilly’s Police Sergeant says he’s concerned that bike crime is now going further than just taking the cycle for transport and discarding it later.

Sgt Colin Taylor says there have been two thefts from bikes. Last week a stolen bike was later found with a front light removed and this weekend, a missing bike was located between High Lanes and Content Farm by a local, who put it in a more prominent place near the road.

When the owner went for retrieve it, the front wheel had been removed.

Colin has been undertaking stop-checks to ensure riders are on bikes that they have permission to ride. He says he’s taking it seriously because each theft adds to the islands’ crime statistics.



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