CCTV Released After Selby Bike Theft
9:21am 4th September 2013
British Transport Police (BTP) is appealing for the public's help to identify a man they want to speak to in connection with the theft of a bicycle from Selby rail station.
PC Harry Thompson, leading the investigation, said: "The 35-year-old owner locked his silver Diamondback mountain bike, worth £200, into the cycle racks on the end of platform one at 7am on Friday, 30 August."
"He returned at 5.45pm to discover the bike, along with the lock it had been secured with, missing."
Anyone with information should contact BTP on 0800 40 50 40 or text 61016 quoting background reference B8/NEA of 03/09/2013. Information can also be passed to the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.
ADVICE FOR KEEPING YOUR BIKE SAFE AND SECURE:
- Bicycles are a popular target for thieves. Here are some simple tips to ensure your cycle remains secure:
- Always lock your bicycle whenever you leave it at a designated cycle rack area. Lock the frame and both wheels to a cycle stand.
- Consider using more than one lock to secure your bike and ensure that you use a recognised security standard lock. D-locks, extension cable or heavy chain locks are certified locking mechanisms. It is important to ensure that yours are up to date.
- Make the lock(s) and bike hard to manoeuvre when parked by ensuring little room between the stand and the bike.
- Do not allow your lock(s) to come into contact with the ground, where they are viewed as more vulnerable.
- Take a photograph of your bike and record your frame number and key details. This will be crucial in recovering your bike if it is stolen.
- Mark your frame with your postcode in two separate locations, one of which should be hidden. Attach a "Coded Cycle" label to reduce the risk of making your bike a target for theft.
- Do not ride with valuables in open baskets or panniers.
- Register your bicycle at www.immobilise.com or www.bikeregister.com
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