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Sheppey cyclists have been warned by Kent Police to lock up their bikes after a spate of thefts across the Island

03 March 2014
by Emma Grove

More bikes have been stolen from Sheppey – worth almost £1,000.

Last week we reported how a Freedom of Information Act request had revealed more than 100 cycles have been pinched from across the Island in a year, costing owners around £63,724.19.

Most of those were taken from Sheerness and the latest three thefts were also from various parts of the town.

Ten bicycles have been stolen from the Sheppey Leisure Complex in the past year

Ten bicycles have been stolen from the Sheppey Leisure Complex in the past year

The first was a BMX, worth an estimated £280, which was stolen from the front garden of a house in Alma Road between 5pm and 5.30pm on Sunday, February 16.

Last Monday, a mountain bike was taken from outside Sheppey Leisure Complex, off Royal Road, between 1.45pm and 3pm.

The cycle is worth about £145 and becomes the 10th to be taken from the centre since February 1, 2013.

A silver Diamondback mountain bike, worth about £500, was taken from a shed in the High Street some time between 5.30pm last Tuesday and 9.45am the following day.

A police spokesman reminded residents to lock up bikes, even if it’s only being left for a few minutes.

Anyone who sees suspicious behaviour, or bikes for sale which they suspect might have been stolen, is encouraged to report it.

Cycles can also be security-marked and registered online.

Anyone with information about the latest thefts should phone police on 101, quoting crime references XY/5851/14; XY/6015/14 or XY/6140/14.

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