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Police target bike thieves
11:57am Monday 8th October 2012 in News
POLICE in the town are aiming to clamp down on bike thefts after announcing that 450 have been stolen in the last year.
The worst area in the town is Warrington central which covers Orford, Longford, Fairfield and Howley.
Officers have now teamed up with retailers to record details of ownership, enabling bikes to be found more easily if stolen.
Kyla Hall, crime reduction advisor for Cheshire Police, said: “There has recently been an increase in thefts of pedal cycles and it is important that owners take steps to secure their property further.
“Officers are currently experiencing issues with the investigation of such reported crimes because victims rarely know the details of their bike, leaving little for them to go on.
“In addition, bikes are often found or seized but without a clear link to their owners, it is difficult to reunite the two.
“This scheme, along with the numerous bike marking events carried out by the neighbourhood policing units, are intended to support these elements. "
Cyclists can record the details of their bike on a form that will be supplied to retailers by police.
Anyone with information on thefts can call police on 101.