Posted: Fri 9th Dec 2016

Reports of bike thefts in Hawarden and Broughton.

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Friday, Dec 9th, 2016

There are has been two more bike thefts in Deeside to report, any info call police on 101 ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Hawarden

Sometime between the 7th and 9th of December a Merida Reacto (main picture above) was stolen from an address in Appleby Drive, Hawarden. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Thieves broke into a shed and took the bike, if you know anything about the theft or have seen police ref is U184937. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Broughton

A ‘Giant’ mountain bike was stolen from near Tescos in the Broughton area. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

The incident occurred between 1950 hrs and 2019 hrs on 29th November. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

If you have any information please contact North Wales Police by dialling 101 quoting reference OWL CYMRU RC161803865 ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

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Flintshire police urge residents to secure sheds and garages

Police in Flintshire are reminding residents to makes sure their outbuildings are secure following a spate of break-ins in the last couple of weeks. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Bicycles, lawnmowers and fishing equipment are among the types of items that have been stolen from sheds and garages in Pentre, Mancot, Shotton, Ewloe and Broughton. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Sgt Kerry Smith-Williams said; “We have seen a rise in incidents, particularly on the last two Sunday evenings. Police officers will continue to actively patrol the areas affected, but we are asking that residents to remain vigilant and regularly check their sheds and outbuildings” ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Crime prevention advice from OWL is: ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Thieves will take advantage of the long dark nights and insecure premises to commit offences, so residents should some basic security precautions. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Fit strong locks (padlock alarms are available from OWL Watch team) please consider attention to screws on hinges as criminals have been known to remove the screws to gain access
Lock all doors and windows
Where possible fit an alarm and security lighting
Security mark and photograph valuable items such as bicycles and power tools (coding kits available from OWL Watch)
Don’t leave expensive items on display
If you see anyone behaving suspiciously please call police on 101 or 999 in an emergency. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Thieves caught on CCTV targeting houses in the Highcroft area of Shotton and stealing two bikes ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

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