£2,000 Worth Of Bikes Stolen From Shed In Kidderminster
Police are warning residents not to leave valuable items in sheds following the theft of three high value bikes in Kidderminster.
Offenders broke into the shed in Peel Street between 8pm on Saturday, 21 April and 9am on Sunday, 22 April.
One of the bikes is a 16 speed Ribble custom racing bike worth about £1,200. The frame is turquoise blue with two red tubes, and a camouflage style pattern on the handle bars.
The other two bikes are a gold Saracen Protrax racing bike worth about £629 and a blue and grey GT Aggressor XC3 worth £299.
Peter Aston, Crime Risk Advisor for North Worcestershire, said: "Residents are reminded to make sure they have sufficient security in place to prevent their belongings being stolen.
"Security can be improved by fitting good quality locks to garage doors and sheds, and valuables such as bicycles or motorbikes should be chained up to an immovable object or a floor or wall mounted anchor lock for extra security.
"Marking valuable items with a forensic marking product is another deterrent that can be used against would-be thieves and will also help you get your valuables back should they be stolen."
Further advice on home security and forensic marking products can be found on the West Mercia Police website at http://www.westmercia.police.uk/ under the Advice Centre section, or from your local police station.
Witnesses or anyone with information about the bikes are asked to contact PC Paul Noke at West Mercia Police on 0300 333 3000, quoting incident 376-S-220412, or ring the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
Issued: Tuesday, 24 April 2012