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Appeal after mountain bikes worth £8,500 stolen in New Milton and Fordingbridge

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TWO sheds and a garage were broken into in New Milton and Fordingbridge where mountain bikes were stolen worth a combined £8,500.

Police have launched an appeal for information on the raids which happened between 23rd and 28th November.

A Canyon Nerve mountain bike and a black-and-blue Canyon EXDCF worth £1,500 each were taken between 11pm on Tuesday 23rd November and 6am on Wednesday 24th November from Forest Oak Drive, New Milton

Hampshire police have issued crime prevention advice for bike owners:
Hampshire police have issued crime prevention advice for bike owners:

Then between 10.30pm and 5.30am overnight on 27th and 28th November, two bikes, including a black Bombtrack gravel cycle worth £3,500, were stolen from Hobart Road, New Milton.

On the same evening, between 11pm and 7am, two bikes including a black carbon fibre cycle with Campagnolo gears valued at £2,000 were taken from Station Road, Fordingbridge

Hampshire officers are appealing for information on the thefts and have asked residents to keep an eye out if they're offered mountain bikes for sale.

Those with information about the bikes should contact police on 101 quoting the crime reference numbers: 44210472477 (Forest Oak Drive); 44210477726 (Hobart Road); or 44210477748 (Station Road).

Alternatively, send information online at bit.ly/3xBjZuw

Hampshire police have also issued crime prevention advice for bike owners:

  • Ensure your bike is locked or anchored to an immovable point, even inside your shed or garage
  • Use a D-lock – anything less won’t do
  • If you use Strava or ride tracking apps, make sure your privacy settings are changed so that your start and end point aren’t shared; this is clearly your home address and where you probably store your bike
  • Mark your bike by using a property or police approved forensic marking solution only visible under ultraviolet light
  • Take pictures of the bike, as well as the bike frame number, as this can help police reunite you with your prized possessions if they are recovered
  • Register your bike for free using a property databases such as www.immobilise.com

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