Police warn motorbike owners about spate of thefts in Rugby

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RUGBY police are urging motorcycle owners to take extra care of their bikes following a spate of thefts of motorcycles across the borough in recent months.

Since December last year 42 motorcycles have been stolen from the Rugby area. During the last six weeks, motorcycles have been stolen from Murray Road, Lawford Bridge Close, Queensferry Close, Rounds Gardens, Mellish Road and at Princethorpe.

Speaking about the thefts, Inspector Paul Judson from Rugby Police said: “In recent months we have seen a relatively high number of motorcycles of all sizes stolen from locations across the borough. Bikes have been stolen from off the street and from within locked garages. I would encourage motorcycle owners to think about the security of their vehicles and to try to make things more difficult for the thieves, by applying good quality locks and where possible garaging the bikes. We are working with our partners in Neighbourhood Watch and Community Safety Partnership to highlight this issue and to raise awareness of the extra security measures that are available to bike owners.”

Insp Judson also said: “I would like to remind people to be vigilant and to report any suspicious activity around motorbikes to police immediately.”

Anyone with information about who may be involved in any of the motorbike thefts should please contact Rugby Police on (01926) 415000.

Information can also be passed on to police anonymously by calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.