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Theft of Motorbikes across Warrington

Good Afternoon G&T

There has been an increase in motorbike thefts across Warrington lately. 

Follow these tips to keep your ride safe: 

1. Always use the steering lock and remove the ignition keys, even if you are close by. It only takes a few seconds for a thief to jump on so don't make it easy for them. 

2. Park under CCTV where possible or park in a well lit busy area. 

3. A common method used by thieves to steal a bike is to break the steering lock and simply wheel the bike away. Using a chain lock through the back wheel will help prevent this. Also using Thatcham approved alarm padlock would be useful. 

4. Where possible, secure your bike to an immovable object, such as railings, lamp post or a ground anchor. 

5. Using the disc lock also helps to secure the front brake to physically stop it from being wheeled away. 

6. Thieves often 'shop' for certain bike models, so having a bike cover instantly makes it less attractive to them. 

7. Installing a tracking device is also a good way to locate your scooter if it is stolen.

Your Local PCSO


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Sharon Perrie
(Cheshire Police, PCSO, Warrington LPU - Grappenhall and Thelwall)

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