Alex Bowden January 3 2017
The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) has described bicycle theft as “almost like the new car theft,” but says the problem is not being helped by many people leaving their bikes poorly secured or even unlocked.
The BBC reports that bike theft is on the rise across Northern Ireland. The highest levels are being seen in south Belfast, as has been the case for the past 10 years.
PSNI Sgt Pete Cunningham said that “people are leaving their bikes unattended, which provides a unique opportunity for others to take them”.
He emphasised that bikes needed to be secured when people were out and about. “Even if it is just for a short period of time, they need to be secured and left in a well-lit area.”