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Mountain Bikes Worth £8.5k Stolen From Sheds

Hampshire officers are appealing for information after the theft of mountain bikes worth £8,500 from outbuildings in the area.

TWO sheds and a garage were broken into in New Milton and Fordingbridge where mountain bikes were stolen worth a combined £8,500.

Police have launched an appeal for information on the raids which happened between 23rd and 28th November.

A Canyon Nerve mountain bike and a black-and-blue Canyon EXDCF worth £1,500 each were taken between 11pm on Tuesday 23rd November and 6am on Wednesday 24th November from Forest Oak Drive, New Milton

Then between 10.30pm and 5.30am overnight on 27th and 28th November, two bikes, including a black Bombtrack gravel cycle worth £3,500, were stolen from Hobart Road, New Milton.

On the same evening, between 11pm and 7am, two bikes including a black carbon fibre cycle with Campagnolo gears valued at £2,000 were taken from Station Road, Fordingbridge

Hampshire officers are appealing for information on the thefts and have asked residents to keep an eye out if they’re offered mountain bikes for sale.

Those with information about the bikes should contact police on 101 quoting the crime reference numbers: 44210472477 (Forest Oak Drive); 44210477726 (Hobart Road); or 44210477748 (Station Road).

Hampshire Police

If you own a bike, consider police crime prevention advice to:

– Ensure your bike is locked or anchored to an immovable point, even inside your shed or garage.

– Use a D-lock – anything less won’t do.

– If you use Strava or ride tracking apps, make sure your privacy settings are changed so that your start and endpoint aren’t shared; this is your home address and where you probably store your bike.

– Mark your bike by using a property or police-approved forensic marking solution only visible under ultraviolet light.

– Take pictures of the bike, as well as the bike frame number, as this can help police reunite you with your prized possessions if they are recovered.

– Register your bike for free using a property database such as

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Bought Anything New & Shiny Recently?

If you’ve bagged a bargain or two during the sales, remember to register them on your Immobilise account. Every item you log creates a unique record of ownership that is instantly searchable by traders and the police helping to protect them. Most consumer electronics have a serial number and are easily logged in just a few minutes.

Most consumer electronics have serial numbers.

To log in and register an item or create a FREE account, please visit:

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Your Tools Are Your LIvelihood. Get Them Logged

As a tradesperson, your tools are your livelihood. Ensure they are all registered on; it only takes a few minutes to log a serial number or marking. If the worst happens, being registered is your best chance of getting them back.

In the UK, a van is broken into every 23 minutes.

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Golf Clubs Worth £2,500 Stolen From Car In Darlington

Every day Golf clubs like these are encountered. All too often, there is no record of who owns them. Register your clubs using the serial number on the hose/neck, shaft, or sole, or use a marking kit like ImmobiGolf. Registration on increases the chance of repatriation and may be the difference between a suspect being released by Police or charged with theft.


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When Thieves Are Brazen!

When thieves are this brazen and not deterred by steel U-locks, warning labels, engravings, and other marks are not going to be a deterrent either. But we can at least leave something in your bike that would incriminate anyone later found in possession of it. ImmobiBike, with its shuttle securely fitted in the seat post, can’t be removed without risk of damage and is easily traceable by police.

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Learn more about ImmobiBike RFID tags:

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Domestic Burglary Down 33% In Bedfordshire

A great effort by Bedfordshire Police, Neighbourhood Watch, local councils, and the community sees domestic burglary down by 33% in the area. Stay vigilant and make your homes unattractive to would-be thieves, especially with the darker nights. The link also provides advice from Police to deter burglars.

Residential Crime Scene

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Increasing Cases Of Tool Theft From Traders’ Vehicles

We hear of increasing cases of tool theft, where traders’ vehicles are targeted for the valuable power tools inside. If you or someone you know works in the trade, please remind them to get their equipment marked and registered on It’s completely FREE and adding a serial only takes a few minutes. Together can we help stop criminals from destroying livelihoods and ensure crime doesn’t pay.

Are your tools at risk?

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Police Uncover 20 Stolen Bikes & 50k In Cash

Will your bike suffer the same fate? Register it now at, make sure it has a unique identifier that’s hard to remove and give the police the best possible chance of getting it back to you.

The Met Police recovered these bikes in a raid
(Image credit: Twitter/@MetTaskforce)

To learn more please follow the link to the article:

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The Clocks Go Back!

Don’t be caught out when the clocks go back this Sunday, 31st October.

Autumn is well and truly here; the leaves are turning, and the nights are drawing in. Unfortunately, this time of year provides darkness as cover for would-be burglars, but you can help protect your home from opportunist thieves.

  • Keep curtains and blinds shut at night!
  • Make sure valuables are not visible through windows.
  • If you have a burglar alarm, remember to set it!
  • Always lock doors and windows even when you’re at home and secure sheds.
  • If you’re going out, try to make your home look occupied by using devices like timer switches to control lights or a TV Simulator ( to deter would-be thieves.
The clocks go back Sunday 31st October 2021