POLICE have received 5 reports in the last 24 hours of both motorcycle and moped thefts from around the Langney area of #Eastbourne.

As a result Eastbourne Police are advising owners of motorcycles, and mopeds to review their security and storage.

🔒 LOCK – CHAIN – COVER

Lock: Use a disc lock to help secure the front brake disc, or a grip lock to secure the brake and throttle controls. You could also use a D lock on the front wheel to stop it being wheeled away.

Chain: Thieves often steal a bike by breaking the steering lock and wheeling it away. Use a chain lock through the back wheel (the front wheel can be removed). Secure your bike, with the lock taut to an immovable object such as a ground anchor or street furniture. This will stop thieves from cutting a lock trailing on the ground using an angle grinder. If this isn’t possible, thread the chain through your bike frame and back wheel.

Cover: Thieves often ‘shop’ for particular bike models. Using a cover instantly makes it less attractive to them. A cover also provides another time consuming obstacle for the thief.

Unfortunately security measures can’t guarantee your bike won’t be stolen but, by using multiple security measures, you can make it harder and less attractive for thieves.

If your bike is stolen, never put yourself at risk. Call police immediately on 999 if you see it being stolen or report a crime online or call 101 if you discover it has gone.