Wave of bike crime continues in Salisbury

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7:24am 7th December 2017

Yet more bicycles have been stolen in Salisbury.

There were three more incidents last Friday and Saturday (1st &2nd December) and all involved offenders cutting through security locks to make off with the bikes.

A black Carrera mountain bike was stolen from the Cheesemarket between 5.30pm and 6.45pm on Friday.

Meanwhile the following day a chrome BMX was taken from outside the toilets in the Market Square and later that evening a grey "Giant" Escape 2 City hybrid bike was taken from Cathedral Close.

Just a week earlier ( 25th November ) a "specialized" Rockhopper mountain bike, worth hundreds of pounds was also taken from the Cathedral Close- it had been locked to a tree.

Other locations targeted by offenders include Gigant Street and Brown Street.

TIPS FROM WILTSHIRE POLICE TO KEEP YOUR BIKE SAFE:

  • Register your bike at Bike Register or Immobolise or even ask your local police officer to security mark it. This way if your bike is stolen and then found it will help make sure you get it back
  • Invest in a good quality lock– D locks are the most effective especially if you secure the bike-stand, wheel rim and frame together 
  • Never leave your bike unlocked in a public place – it can be taken in seconds 
  • Lock your bike in a sensible place - avoid dark alleys, drain-pipes and posts and never leave it unlocked at night.
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