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Tayside Police Warn E-Bike Owners to Lock up Bikes

Following the recent theft of three E-bikes from a property in Pitlochry, Tayside Police are asking owners of high value pedal and E-bikes to be mindful of security.

A Santa Cruz Bullet E-bike, a green and yellow Giant Trance E-bike and a black Giant Mountain bike, alongside spare batteries, and chargers, were stolen from Pitlochry between 11:30pm on Friday 8th April and 10:30am on Saturday 9th of April, with enquires ongoing to trace those responsible.

Speaking in a release from Tayside Police, Sergeant Rob Southern said: “Theft can be heart-breaking for bike owners, especially those who have spent a lot of money on top of the range equipment. E-bikes in particular are a target, and I am urging people to take the security of their property seriously.

“Marking and registering it vital. Many of these bikes are recovered but we cannot return them to their owners if we don’t know who they belong to.

“Anyone with information about the theft of bikes should get in touch. Call us on 101 or make a call anonymously to the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”

To help combat this kind of theft and to make sure bikes are returned to their owners when recovered, Tayside Police are asking people to make sure they mark their property and registered their details on the national bike register database https://www.bikeregister.com/.

They are also recommending that bikes are stored in a secure place and that if they are in garages or sheds that the frame should be locked to a fixed object, such as the floor.

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