Suffolk Constabulary - Motorbikes/mopeds stolen from Ipswich

Between December 2020 and the start of February 2021, 11 motorbikes/mopeds were reported stolen in Ipswich and the immediate surrounds. 

If you own a motorbike, please review your security now to reduce the chance of having your bike stolen.  The more layers of security you can introduce, the more time it will take a thief to steal your motorbike and the greater the chance of them being caught.  Do not rely on one security method only.    

Full details of Motorbike security can be found at https://www.suffolk.police.uk/sites/suffolk/files/motorcyclesecurity.pdf but please take particular note of the following points:

Store your motorbike in a locked garage or shed.  If this is not possible, try to park it behind a locked gate. 

  • Use an SBD www.securedbydesign.com  or Sold Secure diamond www.soldsecure.com motorbike chain.  Secure it to an immovable object such as a ground anchor.
  • If no immovable objects are available, wind the chain tightly between the back wheel and frame.
  • Ensure that the chain is taut and away from the ground to make it harder to smash, break or force apart.
  • Use a cover on your motorbike.  It may make it harder for a thief to see it and will delay any attempt to steal it. 
  • Use an alarm on your motorbike. 
  • Park your motorbike where there is good surveillance.  A motion activated CCTV system will allow you to monitor it in real time.  Park it close to a room that is occupied at night and make sure you react to any alarm activations.  Check on it regularly. 

To pass information or report a crime please use one of the methods below -

Website – http://www.suffolk.police.uk/contact-us/existing-report-update

Phone – Call 101

Alternatively, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111, or via their online form: www.crimestoppers-uk.org

Please note in the event of an emergency you should always call 999.

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Help us keep our communities safe.

Police advice on a variety of subjects can be accessed via  https://www.suffolk.police.uk/advice

To report something, or to otherwise contact Police, use the link http://www.suffolk.police.uk/contact-us 

To report something anonymously call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or visit www.crimestoppers-uk.org

Alternatively call 101 for non-urgent matters.

Always call 999 in emergencies, or if an immediate police response is required.

 

Police Connect Team

 

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