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VEHICLE THEFTS: Police issue warning after spate of motorbike thefts across Hertfordshire

 Published on: 6th August 2022   |   By: News Bulletin   |   Category: Uncategorized

Hertfordshire Constabulary is asking motorcyclist to make sure their bikes are secured following an increase in thefts in recent months.

More than 120 motorcycles have been stolen in the last three months across the county, with most offences occurring in the Welwyn Hatfield, Watford, Hertsmere and St Albans areas.

It is believed the thefts are opportunistic and the majority were taken when the motorcycles were unsecured.

Sergeant Karen Mellor, from Hertfordshire Constabulary’s Crime Reduction Unit, said: “In many cases the thieves are using cutting tools to steal secured bikes, so using strong, good quality locks will act as a deterrent. We have also had a number of attempted thefts whilst the bikes were being driven, so stay vigilant if you are travelling on the roads.

“I would urge people to follow some simple crime prevention tips. Many of the stolen motorcycles were left unsecured. If nothing else, always lock your bike and set the alarm if it has one. If you witness suspicious activity around motorcycles, I would urge people to report it by calling 999 so that we can attend.”

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