Weekend initiative to unite stolen bicycles with their owners proves a big success

templateheaderimage11072012134248Surrey Police took over an empty retail unit during the weekend of Saturday, 19 January, and Sunday, 20 January, to try and reunite owners with bicycles that are believed to have been stolen in north Surrey and borders.

The event took place in the Elmsleigh Centre in Staines-Upon-Thames from 10am to 4pm each day.

Members of the public whose bike has been lost or stolen were invited toblog4 come along and see if their bike was among the 50 bicycles on display.

Detective Constable Paul Rennison said: “The event was a great success. We had a vast number of people come through the doors and we were able to successfully reunite eight owners with their stolen cycles.”

Anyone who was unable to attend the viewing days and would like to see some of the cycles that are waiting to be reunited with their owners, is asked to contact Surrey Police on telephone number 101 and ask for Staines CID.

Many bicycle thefts can be prevented by taking a few basic precautions and bikers are reminded of a few safety tips by Surrey Police:

· Obtain a good bike lock (D locks or combination locks are best – ask for a recommendation at a bike shop)

· Lock your bike to something secure – a bike rack or lamp post

· Lock up removable parts (for example, wheels) or take them with you (for example, light fittings)

· If you store your bike in a shed or garage, make sure you keep it secure.

Issued by Lorraine Kerswill on 21/01/2013 16:14:25


About Roger Nield MBE

Safety Director for the SMPL Organisation and supporting our Vulnerable Veterans Programme.
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