Sheffield cyclists warned to be vigilant after spate of thefts

Cyclists in Sheffield have been warned by Yorkshire Police to be extra vigilant following a spate of recent bike thefts.

 

cycling theft SheffildCyclists in Sheffield have been warned by South Yorkshire Police to be extra vigilant following a spate of recent bike thefts.

The Police reported that cycling related crime is low in the area, but they had seen an increase over August and September.

Bike thefts increased by 9, and all reported thefts happened in daylight hours.

Inspector Alex Murthi from the City Centre Safer Neighbourhood Team said “Opportunist thieves will not think twice about taking property that is left unattended or insecure.

“We are urging the public to be vigilant and for cyclists to properly secure their bikes when left unattended,” he added.

Police have recommended that cyclists stick to heavy duty bike locks, and use designated cycling areas to leave their bikes rather than using railings and lamp posts.

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