Three mountain bikes stolen in Swanage

Purbeck Police have put out an appeal after three mountain bikes were stolen overnight from a home in Herston in Swanage.

The theft happened between 8 pm on Sunday 23rd August and 11 am on Monday 24th August 2020.


A police spokesperson said:

“We are appealing for people to look out for these bikes and to contact us if they are offered them for sale or spot them advertised online.”

Half of all bicycle thefts take place from an owner’s property

Dorset Police says that more than half of all bicycle thefts take place from an owner’s property and are reminding cyclists that simple crime prevention methods can lessen the chances of having a bicycle stolen.

  • Keep your bike in a secure garage or shed and keep the door locked.
  • Keep it out of public view.
  • Secure it to an immovable object or consider installing a floor or wall-mounted anchor lock for extra security

If you have any information, please contact Dorset Police on 101 or email quoting reference number 55200127151.

Stolen bike
Purbeck Police
Stolen Bike
Purbeck Police

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