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Theft of Motor Vehicle - Wilson Road

Alert message sent 19/08/2020 09:15:00

Information sent on behalf of West Yorkshire Police


Dear Citizen

On 18th August victim alights his motorcycle on Wilson Road, Wyke and leaves keys in ignition. Suspect approaches and starts bike, making off with it. Victim tries to make chase to no avail


A stolen motorcycle can be broken up for parts and sold off as the parts are not easily identifiable. The identity of the bike can also be changed and sold for far less than its actual value. It can also be stolen and ridden around as a field bike for fun by offenders. As a biker or scooter rider, this would be the last thing that you would want to happen to your pride and joy. What makes a motorcycle a good target for thieves? Any vehicle which is insecure, poorly protected and easy to steal will be attractive to offenders. Given half
a chance they will try to steal insecure machines. Consideration should be made to where you park the bike or scooter both at home or away from your property. Don’t park it in an area that is secluded or poorly lit at night. Choose a place where lots of people are passing who may see someone try to steal
it. Use a chain and lock to attach the bike to a solid immoveable object such as a lamp-post or ground anchor. Use a motorcycle cover to conceal the bike, this makes it stand out less to thieves. It is always advisable to use security products of a high standard. West Yorkshire Police recommends products tested to Sold Secure standards to deter thieves. Products to this standard are destruction tested and have been found to provide very high levels of security for your machine.
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Jackie Watson (Police, Neighbourhood Support Officer, West Yorkshire, Bradford South)

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