Derbyshire Dales cyclists encouraged to boost security following thefts

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Cyclists are being urged to get their security into gear following thefts in the Derbyshire Dales.

At around 1.30am on Saturday, December 12, people living at a farm in Hassop were woken up by their security lights activating.

The homeowner went outside and saw a man, who had his face covered, holding two bikes. He challenged the man who fled on one of the bikes, leaving the second behind on the driveway.

It is believed that the offender had entered an insecure wooden outbuilding at the property and made off with a red and blue coloured Saracen Kili Team mountain bike from inside.

The dark blue coloured Raleigh mountain bike that was left behind was stolen from a garage along Sheffield Road in Baslow on the same night.

Police investigating the thefts are appealing for information that may be able to help with their inquiries.

Safer Neighbourhood officers from across the Derbyshire Dales are asking cyclists to think about the security of their own bikes and to take the steps to properly secure their sheds, garages and outbuilding to prevent the prying eye of a thief.

For crime prevention advice, or to speak to your local Safer Neighbourhood team, call the non-emergency number 101 number.