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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.
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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