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Appeal after multiple bikes stolen from Northampton station

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Officers from British Transport Police are appealing to the public in helping them investigate a spate of bike thefts at Northampton station. 

The most recent spate of offences occurred between mid April to June this year. So far approximately twelve bikes have been forcibly taken from the station cycle racks. 

Investigating officer PC Russ Theobald, said: “Sadly bikes remain very popular targets for thieves and we are working hard to ensure that cycle crime is deterred. Of course, bike users can help us do this by making sure their bikes are secured using strong, durable locks and by registering your bike at www.bikeregister.com

“At present, we are investigating twelve thefts from Northampton station. Today, we are releasing CCTV images of men we wish to speak with in connection to some of these bike thefts. These men may have vital information that could help us with our enquiries.” 

Anyone with information is asked to get in touch by send a text to 61016 or by calling 0800 40 50 40 quoting reference 345 of 11/07/2017. Alternatively ring Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. 
 
Keep your bike secure by following these tips :

• Get your bike security marked and register at www.Bikeregister.com. BTP regularly hold free marking events at stations. 

• Record details of your bike, including the frame number and other distinguishing features and take a photo of it. This will be crucial in identifying and recovering your bike if it is stolen

• Always lock your bicycle whenever you leave it at a designated cycle rack area. Lock the frame and both wheels to a cycle stand

• Make the lock(s) and bike hard to move. Secure your bike as close to the stand as possible.

• Take parts that are easy to remove with you, such as saddles or wheels or use secure skewers

• Always lock your bike in a recognised secure cycle parking area that is well lit and covered by CCTV

• If your bike is stolen please contact BTP on 0800 40 50 40. Having your Bike Register number, a photo and any other details to hand may help us with our investigation.

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