Five bikes stolen from garages in Mildenhall

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Five bikes have been stolen after thieves forced their way into two garages in Mildenhall.

Two bikes were taken from a garage in Nightingale Close between 7pm on May 23 and and 7am on May 24.

A mens black Diamondback mountain bike valued at £500 and a mens orange Diamondback mountain bike valued at £300, were taken.

The second garage, in Forest Way was forced open between 3am on May 24 and 3.30pm on May 25 and three bikes were taken from within.

The stolen bikes were a black ladies Trek mountain bike and a mens black and blue Trek mountain bike, valued at £265 each, as well as a mens black and blue Trek racing bike valued at £600.

Inspector Matt Rose, Local Policing Commander for Forest Heath, said: “I would ask anyone with information about these incidents to come forward and help us to catch the individuals responsible and to reunite the victims with their property.

“Owners of high value bikes are also asked to consider taking extra security measures on the buildings the bikes are kept in and to ensure that the serial numbers of their bikes are recorded on the national property register Immobilise.com.

“This will help police nationwide to identify the owners of the bikes if they are recovered and will also make it harder for them to be sold-on by criminals.”

Anyone with information about these crimes is asked to contact Mildenhall Police Station on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Bike owners are advised to consider the following measures to further secure their outbuildings and property:

- Add additional locks/bolts to garage or shed doors

- Ensure windows have locks and consider fitting mesh or bars on the inside of them

- Install an alarm – either battery operated or by extending an existing house alarm into the garage

- Fit dusk-to-dawn lighting outside your house and garage

- Secure bikes internally within the outbuilding to a secure fixing, ideally using a ‘D-bar’ lock