Police urge vigilance after motorbike thefts in Louth area

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POLICE are advising motorbike owners to be vigilant and step up their security after three motocross style bikes were stolen in the Lincolnshire area.

A recent theft occurred in Main Road, Covenham St Bartholomew, near Louth and there have been further incidents in Spalding and Market Rasen over the past few days.

The theft in Covenham St Bartholomew took place on Tuesday May 10 around 1pm. Thieves cut the security chain before taking the bike, a silver van was seen in the area shortly before the incident took place.

All of the bikes stolen were off road dirt bikes with no registration plates.

Wolds Area Inspector Mark French said: “The thefts have occurred in different parts of the county so it is not clear whether there is a link between them and the same offenders are involved. What is apparent, however, is that there is a demand for this sort of vehicle and owners should review their current security arrangements to ensure their property is protected.

“Keep bikes out of sight from the road and preferably store them inside a locked outbuilding. To assist in the identification of any recovered vehicles and to make them less attractive to thieves, consider the use of property marking techniques such as Smartwater.”

Anyone with information about the thefts should contact Lincolnshire Police on 0300 111 0300 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.