Cyclists in the Ely area of Cambridge are being urged to help ward off thieves by getting their bikes marked and registered on the National Property register – Immobilise.
Police are holding a free bike marking event at High Barns play area in Ely from 6.30-8.30pm on Friday (24/06/2011).
Information about online property registration database Immobilise will also be handed out.
Registering property on the Immobilise website allows police to quickly trace the owner if it is stolen and recovered.
PCSO Daniel Stewart said:
By encouraging people to register their bikes on Immobilise we hope to stay ahead of the game and stop bike theft.
Immobilise is simple to use and it only takes a couple of minutes to register your property.
If a registered bike is stolen and then recovered, it is likely to be quickly reunited with its owner and police will have a better chance of prosecuting the thief.
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