Posted: Tue 10th Jan 2017

Thieves target high value bicycles in Hawarden

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Tuesday, Jan 10th, 2017

Bike thieves have struck again in Hawarden, four high value bikes were taken from a house between 12 midnight and 6am on Sunday. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Two Merida bikes were stolen, they both have long mudguards, one is black with green design the other is grey wioth a blue design on. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

A light blue SPECIALIZED racer with red detail and a black and green FOCUS racer was also taken. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

In December a Merida Reacto was stolen from an address in Appleby Drive, Hawarden. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Thieves broke into a shed and took the bike. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

A bright blue Ghost Tacana 2 was also stolen from a house near Hawarden Institute over the weekend. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Last month police urged residents in the area to secure sheds and garages in the wake of a bile theft spree. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Police in Flintshire said ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

‘We 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.’ ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

In December 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.

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