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Thefts Of High Value Bikes Kelso and Peebles

Thefts Of High Value Bikes Kelso and Peebles

We have received reports of thefts of high value bikes from garages in the Kelso and Peebles area over the past few days.

About 0030 hours on Sunday 18th August a light Blue Yeti SB150 mountain bike, valued at £6000 was stolen from a property in the Soonhope area of Peebles.

Sometime between 14th and 16th August four mountain bikes (Whyte 901 hardtail £1100, Trek remedy 9 RSL £3400, Whyte T13RCR £3200, Santa Cruz Bronson £4200) were stolen from a property in the Hendersyde area of Kelso.

Police Scotland would like to hear from anyone who has any information about these crimes, who saw or heard anything suspicious around the reported times or notices any of these bikes being advertised for sale. Please call 101.

Tips to help prevent Bike Theft;

Donít advertise the fact that you have expensive bikes on social media

Make your profiles private so only friends can see your rides

Donít advertise your home address

Donít broadcast holiday plans

Donít list makes and models on GPS apps

Use privacy zone features on GPS apps to create an exclusion zone around your home address

Consider fitting a tracking device / bike alarm

If you canít keep expensive bikes in your house then keep your garage or shed doors closed and locked at all times. Use high quality ĎSold Secureí locks and fixings to deter / slow down thieves

Register and security mark your bikes with a national cycle database such as Bikeregister

Install a shed/garage alarm that will give an audible signal of intruders.

Security lighting can also help deter potential thieves

If you think that you may be being followed or watched by potential thieves whilst out and about with your bike, note descriptions of vehicles (inc. reg no.) / suspects and call us on 101 to report it (999 in an emergency)

More detailed advice is available on the Police Scotland website

Thefts Of High Value Bikes Kelso and Peebles, Scotland

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