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Burglary - Oakley

Alert message sent 08/04/2020 09:16:00

Information sent on behalf of Hampshire Constabulary


Good morning,

I'd like to make you aware of the following:

On the 06/04/2020 at 19:10, unknown offender(s) have entered a garage and stolen a Carrera mountain bike from a property on Hill Way, Oakley. If you have any information that could assist Police, please call 101 if urgent or follow this link https://www.hampshire.police.uk/tua/tell-us-about/cor/tell-us-about-existing-case-report/ quoting 44200123526.

There has been an increase in bike thefts across the rural. There are certain measures you
can take to reduce the likelihood of becoming a victim yourself, such as:

• Marking your bicycle with your postcode will deter a potential thief.
• Registering your bicycle on www.immobilise.com along with a photo and serial number. This
will assist the police with identifying recovered property.
• Always securing bicycles to a stand if available. Otherwise use a static object such as a lamp post or railing.
• Securing your bicycle with a Sold Secure D lock.
• Quick release accessories are vulnerable. Consider replacing the lever with a security bolt or
remove them when leaving the bicycle.
• Lights are made detachable, so remove them before a thief does.
• Fit an alarm to your garage or shed – most DIY stores stock battery- operated alarms suitable for this purpose.
• Make sure your garage or shed is fitted with a good strong lock, padlock, door hinges or other security device such as a Garage Defender.
• Make sure items inside the garage or shed are secure – large items can be padlocked together or you could sink a post into the floor of the garage and padlock items to the post.
• Always remember to lock your garage or shed after use.
• Do not store large quantities of valuables in your garage and shed.
• Keep property and fencing in good repair and ensure that foliage and trees are kept trimmed.
• Check with your insurance company that you are covered for items stored in your garage or shed.
Message sent by
Emma Page (Police, PCSO, Basingstoke District)

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