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Police need public’s help to halt bike thefts

Wellington Police remind cyclists to secure bicycles following thefts

In the last few months Wellington Police have received numerous reports of bicycles stolen by opportunistic thieves throughout the CBD, and despite two youths being arrested and an ongoing investigation, bikes are still being targeted.

Wellington Area Prevention Manager Inspector Wade Jennings says the police know that Wellingtonians love to bike to work, as well as bike for leisure, and that they want to prevent further thefts.

He said the police need the public’s help to keep their gear safe.

A number of the bikes stolen recently were unlocked, or left unsecured in carports or on properties, and Jennings said taking the time to secure your bike is the best way to prevent it being stolen.

Wellington Police recommend a solid D-lock for securing your bike, as some smaller bike locks are easily cut through, and when applicable, store your bike in a secure area off the street.

If you have information about stolen bicycles, please call Wellington Police on 105.

Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

If you see a crime taking place, call 111 immediately.

Issued by the Police Media Centre