Community Safety team tackle increase in motorbike theft in Rugby

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Theft of motorbikes has been steadily increasing in the Rugby area, according to new figures.

In total 63 have been stolen in the last 12 months – an average of five thefts per month.

Paul Collett, Rugby’s community safety project officer, is now working with Police Community Support Officers to identify motorbikes that are at risk in the community.

He will be contacting the owner directly to discuss concerns and offer a free anchor point.

If you own a motorbike, you can help by ensuring that your bike is secure:

Put a steering lock on and use a strong steel cable or D-lock to attach your bike to security rails or ground anchors

Always secure your bike to a solid point. A purpose built anchor point is a useful item, but a tree, telegraph pole or street light is just as effective

Get a professionally fitted combined alarm and immobiliser (see http://www.thatcham.org)

If you’ve got a garage, use it. Or cover your motorbike when you’re not using it

You may want to join Neighbourhood Watch to help reduce not only the theft of motorbikes, but also to help reduce the risk of burglaries. The Neighbourhood Watch scheme plays an important part in preventing crime and can help people feel more secure in their community. To find out more about Neighbourhood Watch, email watch@warwickshire.police.uk or visit Our Watch.

Call Paul Collett direct on 01788 533817.