Police warning after spate of bike thefts in Carlton and Colwick

 Police warning after spate of bike thefts in Carlton and Colwick

Police are also urging residents to be vigilant and make sure their homes and outbuildings are kept secure after a spate of burglaries and attempted burglaries in the Carlton and Colwick areas.

Officers are investigating the incidents which have taken place over recent days.

A spokesman for Gedling Neighbourhood Policing Team said: “These incidents remain under investigation and anyone with information about them is urged to call police on 101, quoting the incident numbers as stated.”

Details of these reported incidents are as follows:

A garage in Ramblers Close, Colwick, was broken into between 10pm on 7 February 2021 and 8am on 8 February 2021 (incident 83 of 8 February 2021).

Burglars tried to steal a bike after breaking into an outbuilding in a garden in Morley Road, Carlton, between midday on 9 February 2021 and 11.45am on 11 February 2021 (incident 251 of 11 February 2021).

It was reported on February 11, 2021 that a shed was broken into in Cavendish Road, Carlton. Nothing was taken (incident 350 of 11 February 2021).

Burglars attempted to break into a shed in Albert Avenue, Carlton, between 12 February 2021 and 13 February 2021 (incident 320 of 15 February 2021).•

Three bikes were stolen after a shed in Hillview Road, Carlton, was broken into between 2pm on 16 February 2021 and 11:20am on 17 February 2021 (incident 209 of 17 February 2021).

Police Constable Catherine Flint, of the Gedling Neighbourhood Policing Team, said “Burglars are targeting bicycles in sheds and outbuildings so we’re urging people to be vigilant, make sure their premises are kept secure and to report any suspicious activity to us on 101. If a crime is in progress call 999.

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“If possible, padlock and secure any side gates or access to rear gardens and never leave garages or sheds unlocked, especially if they connect to your property.

“Look at your property through the eyes of a burglar. Are there places where a burglar could break in without being seen? How would you get in if you had forgotten your keys? If you could get inside, so could a burglar.

“Make sure you keep your doors and windows locked at all times. When you go out, always close and lock external doors and windows, even if you are just going out for a short time.

“Ensure the keys to your home and vehicles are kept in a place out of sight and well away from your letterbox and keep all spare keys in a safe place.”You can also get more advice on our crime prevention guides on our website.”

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