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Motorcycle thieves strike in Norwich

PUBLISHED: 16:35 02 March 2010 | UPDATED: 08:31 02 July 2010

Sarah Hall

Motorcyclists have been urged to take extra security measures after a spate of thefts in Norwich, while police have stepped up patrols in hotspots.

Motorcyclists have been urged to take extra security measures after a spate of thefts in Norwich, while police have stepped up patrols in hotspots.

Since the beginning of the year there have been 23 reported thefts of bikes in the Norwich area.

In the Mile Cross, Catton and Fiddlewood neighbourhood alone, six bikes have been stolen during this period.

Mile Cross PCSO John Fuller said: “Officers across Norwich are stepping up patrols in the neighbourhoods as well as carrying out an investigation to take action against the offenders.

“I would urge anyone who may have information about the thefts, or has been offered a bike for sale in suspicious circumstances, to please get in touch with the police.”

Owners can take security measures to reduce the chances of their bike being stolen, these include:

Park your bike off the road, in a garage, front garden or side alleyway.

Secure your bike with a good lock to an object that can not be moved or where possible to a good quality ground anchor.

Security marking every large removable part may help to recover your vehicle if it is stolen.

Fit and secure a cover to your vehicle - this will often deter thieves.

Never leave your keys with your bike, not even for a short time and always keep your keys in a safe place.

Register your vehicle at www.immobilise.com

To report suspicious activity, call the police on 0845 456 4567 or on 999, if a crime is in progress.

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