Police make motorbike warning after string of thefts

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Police are reminding motorbike owners to keep their vehicles secure in a Northumberland town after a string of thefts.

Over the past week there have been incidents where motorbikes being stored in garages or outbuildings in Amble have been stolen.

For example, between 1.45am and 2.20am on Friday, April 11, a motorcycle was stolen from a garage at Alndale. The bike was recovered nearby and a 21-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of burglary. He has been bailed pending further inquiries.

Police are reminding owners to ensure motorbikes are secured - when stored in garages or outbuildings ensure they are attached to an immovable object with a sturdy lock to make it more difficult for thieves. Garages and outbuildings should be locked at all times.

Police are also reminding residents to report anything suspicious or unusual.

The advice is part of Northumbria Police’s Operation Soundwave, aimed at tackling opportunist thieves and burglars across the force.

Neighbourhood Inspector Paul Truscott said: “While we continue to do everything possible to take action against those people we suspect of being involved in this sort of crime, it’s important people take steps to protect their property.

“I’d advise people to take a few moments to make sure their motorbike is secured to an immovable object inside and that garages and outbuildings are locked.

“By taking a few steps people can make it more difficult for thieves and reduce their risk of falling victim to such as crime. It’s also important residents report anything unusual they see in their neighbourhood to police so we can investigate.”

To report information to police dial 101 ext 69191. To report a crime ongoing call 999.

For more crime prevention advice visit the force website at http://www.northumbria.police.uk/crimeprevention