Worcester cycle thefts - 38 bikes stolen from the city centre since January

Worcester News: Worcester cycle thefts - 38 bikes stolen from the city centre since January Worcester cycle thefts - 38 bikes stolen from the city centre since January

POLICE are investigating a spate of bike thefts in Worcester city centre with CCTV here showing a potential suspect.

PC Alex Denny said the situation in the city centre was becoming "a bit of a nightmare" with 38 bikes stolen since January. In particular, thieves seem to be targeting Specialized (make) Hardrock (model) mountain bikes.

He is also investigating the theft of pedal cycle from within the Marrs Bar in Pierpoint Street at 12.20am on Thursday , April 3.

Pictured here are stills of a person police wish to contact in connection with the theft of the DiamondBack Mojito in White. It has 29 inch wheels, quite an uncommon feature in bikes.

PC Denny offered several tips for keeping bikes safe from thieves, including registering them at www.Bikeregister.com, marking your frame in at least two locations (with one of the marks hidden from view to prevent it being removed), recording the frame number and keep this somewhere safe (this will assist police if the bike is recovered or if they stop a person with a bike matching the description of the stolen bike), always makes sure you lock your cycle, use a sturdy lock and ensure that it is locked to a secure object, do not allow the lock to rest on the floor, lock your bike in a busy area, well lit area ideally covered by CCTV.

If anybody has any information that might help in my investigation could they contact PC Denny on 101 and quote incident number 0458S 030414

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4:33pm Tue 15 Apr 14

sunnside says...

thats 38 less bikes for motorists to lookout for during the hours of darkness
thats 38 less bikes for motorists to lookout for during the hours of darkness sunnside
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6:58pm Tue 15 Apr 14

tub_thumper says...

sunnside wrote:
thats 38 less bikes for motorists to lookout for during the hours of darkness
Hmmm. That's got nothing to do with this story. Also, your malicious message goes against Worcester News policy. I could say the same about motorists - driving whilst talking on their phone and nearly knocking cyclists off. But I wouldn't want their precious transport to get nicked. You sir are a troll...
[quote][p][bold]sunnside[/bold] wrote: thats 38 less bikes for motorists to lookout for during the hours of darkness[/p][/quote]Hmmm. That's got nothing to do with this story. Also, your malicious message goes against Worcester News policy. I could say the same about motorists - driving whilst talking on their phone and nearly knocking cyclists off. But I wouldn't want their precious transport to get nicked. You sir are a troll... tub_thumper
  • Score: 6

7:36pm Tue 15 Apr 14

sunnside says...

tub_thumper wrote:
sunnside wrote:
thats 38 less bikes for motorists to lookout for during the hours of darkness
Hmmm. That's got nothing to do with this story. Also, your malicious message goes against Worcester News policy. I could say the same about motorists - driving whilst talking on their phone and nearly knocking cyclists off. But I wouldn't want their precious transport to get nicked. You sir are a troll...
motorists with no lights on get fined and points on licence oh do cyclists have a licence NO
[quote][p][bold]tub_thumper[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sunnside[/bold] wrote: thats 38 less bikes for motorists to lookout for during the hours of darkness[/p][/quote]Hmmm. That's got nothing to do with this story. Also, your malicious message goes against Worcester News policy. I could say the same about motorists - driving whilst talking on their phone and nearly knocking cyclists off. But I wouldn't want their precious transport to get nicked. You sir are a troll...[/p][/quote]motorists with no lights on get fined and points on licence oh do cyclists have a licence NO sunnside
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1:29am Fri 2 May 14

James92 says...

Not surprised with this story, the quality of bikes ive seen locked with a guitar string is not only hilarious but incredibly tempting, most of the cable locks you dont even need tools you can twist them off or use body weight, find a rock, i've never stolen a bike even ones not locked because my bike is my only form of transport as i dont have a car, cyclists make it too easy, very few people use more than 1 lock for me 2 is minimum, if i had a specialized i know for sure id lock with 4-6 locks with tracking system and other detterents like remove the saddle, let air out the tyres, there's loads of little things you can do to anger a bike thief they will simply move on with all the detterents in place
Not surprised with this story, the quality of bikes ive seen locked with a guitar string is not only hilarious but incredibly tempting, most of the cable locks you dont even need tools you can twist them off or use body weight, find a rock, i've never stolen a bike even ones not locked because my bike is my only form of transport as i dont have a car, cyclists make it too easy, very few people use more than 1 lock for me 2 is minimum, if i had a specialized i know for sure id lock with 4-6 locks with tracking system and other detterents like remove the saddle, let air out the tyres, there's loads of little things you can do to anger a bike thief they will simply move on with all the detterents in place James92
  • Score: 1

10:57am Fri 2 May 14

i-cycle says...

James is correct. Cyclists could do more themselves to deter theft. Perhaps WN could run an article on how best to make sure your bike isn't knicked?
James is correct. Cyclists could do more themselves to deter theft. Perhaps WN could run an article on how best to make sure your bike isn't knicked? i-cycle
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