Did you have a Trek District Single Speed Hybrid bike stolen?
PUBLISHED: 10:46 16 December 2011
Hackney police are trying to identify the owner of a stolen bike so they can press charges against the thief.
All cyclists should follow The ‘Three R’s’ so if their bike is stolen they stand a good chance of being reunited with it:
Record – Keep a record for yourself of the frame number, make and any other marks that can identify your bike if it is stolen.
The Cycle Taskforce run a number of bike marking events, details can be found at http://www.met.police.uk/transport/cycle_marking.html
Register – There are a number of websites where cyclists can register the details of their bikes and any distinguishing features/ frame numbers etc.
The MPS have recently selected BikeRegister as the preferred cycle online registration service - www.bikeregister.com
Report – If your bike is stolen then please make sure that you report it to the police. Bike theft is a significantly under reported crime. Reporting the theft enables police to check databases and contact the owner once the bike is recovered.
The bike which was recovered by police on November 1 is a green Trek District Single Speed Hybrid, with a carbon chain.
PC Sammy Harrington, from Hoxton Safer Neighbourhoods team, said: “We take bike theft very seriously and we are eager to locate the rightful owner of this bike. “It is not clear where this bike came from but I am hopeful that someone may recognise it.”
If you have any information that can help trace the owner call 020 7161 9234 or e-mail email@example.com
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