Police react to spate of bike thefts in St Ives with bike marking session


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Officers are holding a bike marking session after a number of thefts in St Ives.

Seven bikes were stolen between August 20 and September 2, mostly from the town centre and the One Leisure centre in Westwood Road, prompting the action.

Some of the bikes were high value and either not locked up or were secured with a poor lock.

The marking session will take place at St Ives Police Station, in the rear yard, from 9am until midday on Saturday (September 13).

PCSO Rachel Anderson said: “There is work underway to trace those responsible for the thefts and we would appeal to anyone with information to get in touch.

“Cyclists can take a number of precautions to reduce the risk of becoming a victim.”

She advised cyclists to park their bike in a public area and open to public view or within the scope of a CCTV camera, lock it to a fixed and steady object with a D-lock around both frame and at least one wheel as well as register it on www.immobilise.com and making a note of the frame number.

INFORMATION: Anyone with information in relation to the thefts should contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111