IF YOU LEAVE IT ... EVEN IF 5 MINUTES... LOCK IT !!
Over this recent week there has been a marked
increase in targeted thefts. Most of the bikes taken have been left for a few moments whilst the owner pops into a shop, bank or to pay for fuel.
It on takes seconds for a gang to crack your steering lock and tow the vehicle away around the corner for them to override the ignition. It doesn't matter what you vehicle looks like, bike, scooter, colourful or tatty - it is fair game to the thief to joy ride and burn or commit further crime.
Over the coming weeks we ask that you think carefully about your bike security.
Those of you working for delivery companies such as Deliveroo will know what a high target you are on a normal week - these delivery and takeaway companies have been hit very hard recently, and it is due to the same opportunity arising - an unlocked bike left for a few minutes. I know it takes time, its' an inconvenience, but it is your living - a few moments now will save you days of lost wages, and increased insurance premiums when you pay more than enough as it is.
DO NOT leave it unlocked. -even for a couple of minutes!
LOCK IT DOWN with a suitable device and COVER if you can.
If at home, Invest in a GROUND ANCHOR and DO NOT leave a lock of chain on the floor. Keep it tight around the wheel and frame or suitable anchor point as it makes it more difficult to remove.
WATCH - if you see anything suspicious, LET US KNOW OR CALL 999.....Don't leave it to someone else! You can send us intelligence anonymously if you do not wish to call the Police. We will ensure it is dealt with. Be the eyes and ears that see and hear everything. Take back your community!
5 minutes now will save hours of worry and costly repair bills or insurance excess.
IF YOU ARE LEAVING IT - LOCK IT DOWN!