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Thefts of bicycles


There has been an increase of thefts of bicycles from the Sidmouth area. Bikes are being stolen from either public or private areas, particularly sheds. 

We are urging the community to be vigilant and follow these steps;

  • Reassess security for their sheds. Even if they have a lock on them, if the bolt is old this is being forced.
  • Consider CCTV covering the areas where their sheds are.
  • Use bike locks to chain bikes up even if kept inside
  • Mark your property
  • Make note of serial numbers
  • Ensure that cycle equipment is covered with property insurance
  • Register and secure your bike for free by visiting bikeregister.com
  • Please report any suspicious activity to the Police and in an emergency call 999. 


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    Kelly Titherington
    (Police, NBM, East Devon)

    Neighbourhood Alert Cyber Essentials