Bike theft warning for Grangemouth

A spate of thefts have hit Grangemouth bike owners
A spate of thefts have hit Grangemouth bike owners

Owners are being warned to take care of their bicycles after a spate of thefts.

Police in Grangemouth are issuing the warning following several bikes went missing in the town over the past couple of months.

Bikes have been stolen from Central Avenue, Wood Street, Bank Street, Ochil Street and Stevenson Street and on two occasions from outside the Grangemouth Sports Centre.

Officers are encouraging owners to take all possible precautions to secure their bicycles, either locking them away in a padlocked shed or securing them to a bike rack with a good quality lock.

Inspector Christopher Stewart of Grangemouth Police said: “We are doing everything we can to detect these thefts and to bring those responsible to justice.

“However we would urge all bike owners to invest in good quality locks and to secure their bicycles whenever they leave them unattended.

“Similarly when storing them at home, owners should make sure they are secured in a shed or in the home where no opportunistic thieves have easy access to them.”

Anyone with information regarding these thefts is asked to contact police on 101 or anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.