Be on your guard against spate of thefts

Police Officers from Allerdale Rural Neighbourhood Policing Team are continuing in their request for members of the public to be on their guard against the thefts of pedal cycles and quad bikes.

On the morning of Wednesday, 6th November 2013 Police received three reports of thefts, which concern the theft of a black GT Avalanche mountain bike from Park Road, Wigton that occurred anytime with on last two weeks prior to 5th November 2013. The police are also investigating the theft of a child’s motor cross motor cycle from Deer Park, Wigton that occurred within the last 10 days prior to 5th November 2013 and the theft of quad bike from Aspatria on the evening of Tuesday 5th November 2013.

Enquiries into these offences are being made. Inspector Dennis Kelly, from the Allerdale Rural Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: “We take all offences very seriously and we are putting officers out into these areas to trace and locate the offenders. We are working to seek the recovery of these items.

“We ask that the public again to help us by properly securing all of their out buildings, garages and garden sheds. We are also asking for the public not leave any pedal cycle or other motor cycle outside in a place from where it could be stolen. People are out looking for such items to steal and will do if they are given the opportunity.

“With this in mind the public should report any suspicious incident, a report that is wrong is helpful and a report that is right is very helpful. We have low crime rates and the best way to keep it that way is for the police and public to work and support each other. We have officers patrolling our towns and rural areas 24 hours a day, every day. If the public know of anything or see anything suspicious then this information may prevent another offence being committed and another innocent person suffering.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Cumbria Police on 101 and ask to speak to an officer from the Allerdale Rural Neighbourhood Policing Team.