Bike stolen in Northumberland town

News from Northumbria Police
News from Northumbria Police

Police are appealing for information after a bike was stolen in a north Northumberland town.

It happened between 10am on Wednesday, December 31, and 4.30pm on New Year’s Day, at High Street in Amble. The bike, a blue Apollo ladies mountain bike, was stolen from the rear yard.

Police are appealing for any witnesses to the theft or anyone with information to contact them on 101 ext 69191, quoting reference 1215 01/01/15, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Police are also reminding cyclists to ensure their bikes are secure at all times, even if only leaving them for a short time, by using a sturdy D-lock or a combination of locks. The advice comes during Northumbria Police’s Operation Soundwave, aimed at tackling thieves and burglars across the force and promoting crime-prevention advice to residents.

For more crime-prevention information, visit the Northumbria Police website, while people are urged to sign up to free property register Immobilise.

It’s also vital residents report anything suspicious to police straight away so they can investigate. Police can be called on 101, or to report an ongoing crime, dial 999.