Get your bike marked after thieves snatch five in a week

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BIKES will be property marked following a spate of thefts in Tring.

Police will be offering a free security marking service on Saturday, after five bikes were stolen in a week.

Thieves pinched a maroon ‘Muddy Fox’ mountain bikes from Highfield Road in Tring between Tuesday, March 1, and the following day.

Two bikes – a black and silver Raleigh Unisex mountain bike and a red and silver Carerra Vulcan – were stolen from a garage block at Mulberry Close in Tring between Friday and Saturday last week.

Offenders struck again over the weekend and took a black Raleigh Pioneer bike from Rosebery Way.

PCSO Martin Leadbitter, said: “Five bikes have been stolen from Tring over the past week and this is five too many.

“We are holding this session on Saturday and are happy to mark any property or valuables for residents of Tring as a precautionary measure.

“In the meantime we would urge people to lock their bikes securely or keep them out of sight, particularly if being left unattended for several hours.”

Advice has also been given to bike owners, including marking the frame of the bike with a UV pen by contacting a local bike shop and registering it on free online property database www.immobilise.com

Police will be at Silk Mill Community Centre between 10am and 12pm.