Police are encouraging Kings Langley residents to follow crime prevention methods after a series of bike thefts in the area.
Officers from the Kings Langley Safer Neighbourhood Team are giving advice to help prevent further bikes being stolen.
PCSO Luke Yardley said: “We’ve seen a spike in the theft of bicycles in the area recently, and we are carrying out extensive enquiries to identify those responsible for these thefts.
“In the meantime I would like to remind cyclists of several measures they can take in an attempt to prevent being targeted. Make sure you invest in a good quality lock, such as a U or D lock, as these are very solid and take a lot more effort and time to cut through, which in turn means anyone trying to cut through them are more likely to attract attention to themselves.
“These are more efficient than cable locks, which are much easier to get through. This is especially important if you leave your bike somewhere unattended for long periods of time, such as in a public car park.”
Residents are encouraged to make their bike distinctive as this is proven to make them less likely to be stolen. Suggestions are to mark your bike with your postcode or surname.
Bicycles can be registered for free on socsi.in/kvBqe to check for stolen property.
Anyone with information is asked to contact PSCO Yardley at email@example.com or call 101.