Motorcycle thefts in Hart and Rushmoor

posted 17 Sep 2013, 05:50 by Yateley NW Sec

Published: Thursday, July 25, 2013

Police in Hart and Rushmoor are issuing a warning to motorcycle owners following eight thefts since June 18.

The thefts have occurred in Aldershot, Farnborough, Camberley, Blackwater, Hook and Yateley.

The bikes were stolen overnight from outside the owner’s homes.

The most recent theft occurred overnight on July 22 when a Triumph Tiger was left locked but not anchored to anything outside a house in Holly Road, Aldershot.

Northern Area Crime Prevention Advisor, Graeme Barbour, said: “Most motorbikes are stolen when they are picked up and taken away in another vehicle, with locks still attached.

“To help prevent this, try to use a designated motorbike parking space complete with stand and security loop, or secure your bike to something that cannot be moved.

“At home you can fit special attachments, such as ground anchors to lock your bike to.”

Crime prevention tips:
- Always lock your bike and set an alarm if it has one
- Try to use a designated motorcycle parking space with a stand and security loop
- When leaving your bike for some time, try to lock it to something secure
- Don’t leave items such as helmets or other possessions with your bike
- Keep your keys out of sight from windows and doors within your home address
- Make use of a bike cover if you have one.

If you have any information about those responsible for motorbike thefts in the local area you should contact Aldershot police station by calling 101.