Friday, 12 November 2010

Appeal after Xeon bike stolen from Morecambe car

Morecambe police are appealing for information after a bike was stolen from a vehicle parked in the town.

The Renault Megane car was targeted overnight on Friday night (29th October) into Saturday (30th October) while it was parked in an alleyway on Tunstall Street.

A Haro Xeon pedal cycle and a satellite navigation system were stolen from the car.

This is quite an unusual make and model of cycle," notes PC Ben Hanley of Morecambe police, "and I hope that by issuing a photograph of a similar bike, this will help jog people’s memories if they were either in the area at the time and have seen anything suspicious or if they have seen someone with a similar bike in the area around the time of the theft.

"I would always urge cyclists to take measures to prevent cycles being stolen," he added, "including locking bikes away in garages or sheds when not in use – and if this is not possible then use a good quality lock and chain to secure the bike to something sturdy.

"Even better, if you can use two locks on your bike, and wrap them through the frame rather than the wheels as these can be removed by thieves.

"I would also urge people to keep a record of your cycle frame number. This could help the police identify and return your bike back to you if it is stolen. You can register your cycle frame number on the immobilise website"

• Anyone with information can contact police on 0845 1 25 35 45 or can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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