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£100 reward offered for information on bike thieves in Lincoln

By Barnaby_B  |  Posted: October 23, 2012

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A £100 reward is on offer for information on bike thieves in Lincoln and those selling the stolen goods on.

Despite several arrests, charges and conviction of bike thieves in Lincoln, the problem is ongoing.

In the last couple of weeks there have been several offences in the city:

  • A silver Specialised bike was stolen Union Road, Lincoln, sometime between October 17 and 19
  • A bike was stolen from Lincoln County Hospital in Greetwell Road, Lincoln, sometime between last Tuesday and Saturday
  • A white Carrera mountain bike was stolen from a garden shed in Blossom Court, Lincoln, on Saturday.
  • Bikes have also been taken from Lincoln College, Brayford Wharf, Lincoln University and Lincoln Library in the last couple of days.
DS Mark Johnson said: "A large number of high-value bikes are still being stolen in the city despite several arrests and convictions. It is possible these bikes are being stolen to order and we really need people to come forward and tell us where they are being sold on.

"There will be people in the community who will know who is doing this and where it's taking place. Any information you give us will be treated in the strictest confidence. Anyone giving any information leading to a conviction for theft, or handling stolen goods in relation to bikes will be given a £100 reward."

Contact DS Mark Johnson at Lincoln Police Station via the 101 non-emergency number.

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  • Gnome_Chomsky  |  October 24 2012, 8:42AM

    "There will be people in the community who will know who is doing this and where it's taking place" Allow me to help, DS Johnson. It's taking place in Union Road, Greetwell Road, Blossom Court ...

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  • JalfreziJohn  |  October 24 2012, 6:55AM

    My bike was stolen from outside the YMCA earlier in the year. The culprit was caught on CCTV cutting the lock off. Unfortunatley my bike was not insured away from my property which is my own fault. Police have the CCTV footage but I have never heard anything from them and I doubt I will ever see my bike again! Remember, use a D Lock, try and lock your bike in an area covered by CCTV (seem to be everywhere now!) and above all make sure it is insured by either a stand alone cycle insuance policy or on your house contents policy. Be aware on some home contents policies your cycle is only insured against theft from your property and not away from your home, a pitfall I fell into!

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  • Barnaby_B  |  October 23 2012, 11:28PM

    Yep, hands up. A stupid typo. Sorry.

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  • bill2b  |  October 23 2012, 8:57PM

    Sack the editor "Thieves" indeed. lol

  • FreedomSpeech  |  October 23 2012, 7:49PM

    "Theives" in the headline? Really?

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  • 917199  |  October 23 2012, 4:26PM

    Being a victim of a bike theft it would be nice to get it back, however I think mine ended up on the back of a white flat back van with someone shouting SCRAP, I see some good qualitity bikes being hauled up on them wagons, why would someone get rid of a perfectly good working bike. Maybe they should be checked before being put in the weighing machine

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