Gang linked to 82 bicycle thefts in New Forest, Hampshire

Daily Echo: Gang linked to 82 bicycle thefts Gang linked to 82 bicycle thefts

POLICE believe an organised gang could be behind a spate of cycle thefts in Hampshire.

A total of 82 bicycles were stolen in the southern half of the New Forest between April and November, an increase of 34 per cent on the same period last year.

Almost 30 of the bikes were taken between October 1 and November 9, with 13 of the thefts occurring in Lymington town centre.

A police spokesman said: “Owners are locking their bikes and leaving them in highly visible places, but people are disabling the locks and spiriting the cycles away.

“The thefts could be the work of an organised gang - that's certainly one of our lines of inquiry.”

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6:16pm Tue 13 Nov 12

Gainer T Gopher says...

Maybe the gang are just re-cycling the bikes.....
Maybe the gang are just re-cycling the bikes..... Gainer T Gopher

5:34pm Wed 14 Nov 12

Beer Monster says...

82 bikes between April and November 2012 - how many more before that?

I've had God knows how many stolen over the years and only one has ever turned up, and that was in France!
82 bikes between April and November 2012 - how many more before that? I've had God knows how many stolen over the years and only one has ever turned up, and that was in France! Beer Monster

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