Motor Vehicle Thefts Going Up

Theft of motor vehicles is on the increase, with a significant amount of these offences being motorcycles.

Between 1st June 2012 and 16th July 2012 there have been 36 thefts of motorcycles, including mopeds and scooters.

Offences tend to occur overnight from 20.00 hours, occurring on all days of the week with the peak days being Wednesday and Thursday evenings.

Motorcycles are stolen from a variety of locations but the main ones are parked on residential streets, or in secure/insecure rear yard or garden.

If you own or know someone with a motorbike, please tell them to be on their guard and to park their bike in a garage if possible.

Anyone seen acting suspiciously should be reported to the police immediately on 101.

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