Cyclists warned after series of Hitchin bike thefts

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Police are urging cyclists to secure their bikes after a series of thefts in Hitchin.

Bikes have been stolen from Bancroft, Bucklersbury, Cooks Way, Old Charlton Road, Fishponds Road, Walsworth Road, Nightingale Road, High Street, North Place, St Andrews Place and London Road between May 7-27.

Investigating officer Sergeant Guy Westwood, said: “We are currently following a line of inquiry that these thefts are linked and are doing everything we can to put a stop to it.

“If you have seen someone acting suspiciously, if you have been offered a bike for sale or if you have an idea who could be responsible for these thefts, please get in touch as soon as possible.”

Bikes can be registered on www.immobilise.com, a free online property database which police use to check stolen property.


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Anyone with information is asked to contact Sergeant Westwood via the non-emergency number 101, citing crime reference number G1/14/1132. Alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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