Warning over bike thefts in the Daventry area

PEOPLE have been warned to look after their bikes following a series of thefts in Daventry recently

The first of these took place on The Medway on the Grange estate on Wednesday August 1. This was a silver and red mountain bike which was taken from a garden.

A grey and black 17- inch mountain bike was stolen from a garden on Charlecote Way on the Middlemore estate on Sunday, August 5.

Another mountain bike was taken from The Cherwell, also on the Grange estate, overnight on Monday, August 6.

Police officers have warned people to keep their bikes secure.

There have also been thefts from Ashby Road and Middlemore.

Paul Valentine, temporary inspector for the Daventry Safer Community Teams, said: “We are not ruling out any connection between these thefts but given there has been three mountain bikes taken within a week it is a bit of a concern.

“In all of the cases, these were bikes which were left unattended and insecure out in gardens, so I would suggest to people to just look after the items.”

He has warned people to keep their bikes secure.

Insp Valentine added: “If you have got a garage, I would urge people to put them in there. Or failing that, just make sure they are out of sight as this will deter thieves.”

Anyone with information about any of the thefts can call police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 08000 555 111.